Accusations Levelled At Sony For Targeting No Man’s Sky Refund Hunters


Ah No Man’s Sky, the game these days has become the ire of each and every gaming enthusiast, and it might be argued that it right now boosts an approval rating of – 0.0024. After the said negative reception many frustrated gamers managed to return the game, despite Sony having an extremely tight refund policy in the past. Sony actually had to make a special exception for NMS.

However it now appears that some refunders are complaining that their PSN ID’s have been blocked. That is according to these posts at NeoGAF.

“Apparently it now seems that myself and others can’t access PSN Support chat for absolutely anything because Sony seems to have blocked off our IDs from support chat. Trying with a made up ID takes us to chat. All of us seem to have the same situation of having previously requested a refund or a cancellation.”


At this point though we only have the word of few select individuals however it does seem that a storm is brewing as more than a few individuals have come forth with this claim. It’s unclear at this point that the refunds are actually the reason for the ID blocks, however it does seem like a report worth investigating. As always stay tuned for more updates, and let us know if you have something to add by commenting in the comments section below.


  • MattS71

    Sony put my 10 year account on hold over a $10 bank fee. Beyond frustrating. Turned to the Xbox one S. Don’t miss Sony or the PS4

    • DarthDiggler


      What $10 Bank Fee? LOL

      What you are saying makes NO sense. I kind of smell BS.

  • DarthDiggler

    @Essiah Malick

    Did you bother with any due diligence on this story? It seems to me that you are just reporting on what others are saying on NeoGAF. So you haven’t done any checking on your own to see how true this is. I am not saying people who returned NMS are not having issues with Sony. Gaming communities like to weave narratives and it wouldn’t be the first time NeoGAF has bent the truth in order to suit a narrative.

    I would say that it is likely people who did not return NMS are having similar issues. If you ignore those people and focus on the people who did return NMS it makes for a better story. Which delivers page views and ad revenues. It sucks that being dishonest these days has so much up side.

    • chavomorris

      Murray maybe a liar, but you had people who played the game for more than 50 hours demanding refunds. That is not right.

      • DarthDiggler


        Is Sean Murray a liar? How about we look over everything he said and not cherry pick the things that make the best news.

        Less than a minute in on this video Murrary says not all features will make it to launch…

        Some more information to consider.

        Sean also downplayed any multiplayer features.

        • Ridder

          You’re really digging too deep to find a reason why he “didn’t lie”. Just because he said that “not all features will make it to lauch”, doesn’t give him the right to say that features are there if they’re not. It is still lying.

          Let’s be honest, when someone says that “this and that will be in the game” and it’s nowhere close to even coded, it’s not justifiable to say that they will be in the game – and even adding the “it may not make it to launch” doesn’t make it any less of a lie. I think anyone could accept a few features being left out because of the upcoming deadline, but not on this scale.

  • Devon

    I think this is just the usual neogaf whining…they are a bunch of drama queens.

    I recently cancelled a BF1 preorder and had no issues contacting support via chat last week.

    • Ridder

      What is your point? You call them drama queens, but they have a legit reason for complaining. If PSN blocked their IP and ability to contact support why shouldn’t they speak up?

      Apparently you did not have this problem when you refunded your game which is fine, but what reason do you have to call out the people actually being punished for refunding a game? Pretty much none.

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