As the release of No Man's Sky nears, Hello Games boss Sean Murray has urged fans to be vigilant and avoid spoilers. Earlier today, one rather rich gamer admitted on Reddit that he'd spent a whopping $1,300 for a pre-release copy on eBay, which he had expedited to him via FedEx today. He's since started uploading videos of his exploits up on Daily Motion, though we suspect that Sony's going to be working hard to shut him down.
The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 console exclusive's obviously not due out until 9th August, and a clearly disgruntled Murray took to social media, imploring his followers to remain in the dark until release. "We've spent years filling No Man's Sky with surprises," he wrote. "You've spent years waiting. Please don't spoil it for yourself." He added a little sad emoticon at the end to symbolise his dissatisfaction.
Writing on Reddit, daymeeuhn explained why he spent over 20 times the asking price to get his hands on No Man's Sky two weeks early:
I'm a lucky guy. I've done well for myself. I have disposable income and I'm happy in life. I'm in a state of being where I don't look at a purchase and determine the overall value by the price tag, but rather by how much happiness it will bring myself or the people I care about. I'm also very much in a weird state of mind half the time in that I've seen some sh*t, and I've dealt with loss, and I know all too well that too many of us take life for granted. I could die in a car accident tomorrow — who knows? If I did, all that money I had saved up didn't do me a whole lot of good, did it? That's not to say that I'm YOLO spending every cent every day, because I'm not — contrary to what you might believe looking at a purchase like this that some would label with the "completely insane" tag, I'm actually pretty good with money. Most of the time. But that buys me the opportunity to live on the edge a bit with more reckless and crazy purchases when the time comes.
With this copy already out in the wild, it's only a matter of time before more filter out into the public. In other words, it pays to be vigilant if you want to go into the game dark.