Due to false advertising, Steam is reportedly accepting No Man’s Sky refunds regardless of playtime, but on a case-by-case basis.
Rather than being associated with majestic space exploration, No Man’s Sky is now soaked in infamy, and will go down in gaming history as one of the biggest falsely advertised games, rubbing shoulders with failed overhyped catastrophes like Aliens: Colonial Marines. Almost everything shown in the E3 bullshot trailers didn’t make it in the final game, with a massive number of features outright missing and developers outright lying about multiplayer and tons of other content.
As a result of this misleading campaign of misinformation, Valve is starting to issue refunds to some No Man’s Sky owners on Steam regardless of how long they’ve played it. There are many reports of successful refunds from players who have played over the 2-hour limit, but their others who have been denied multiple times with the same criteria. Although we not sure how exactly Steam is picking refunds in this regard, but those who have stated misleading advertisements and technical problems with the game have been refunded. Some, however, only said they were bored with the game and weren’t satisfied and reportedly got their money back.
Also, gearnuke.com stated that some PS4 users are reportedly getting refunds for digital No Man’s Sky purchases on PSN, despite Sony’s zero refund policy.