According to the Advertising Standards Authority, Hello Games did not misrepresent No Man’s Sky in their advertisements stating “the ad did not breach advertising codes”.
“We understood that the screenshots and videos in the ad had been created using game footage, and acknowledged that in doing this the advertisers would aim to show the product in the best light,” reads the statement.
“Taking into account the above points, we considered that the overall impression of the ad was consistent with gameplay and the footage provided, both in terms of that captured by Hello Games and by third parties, and that it did not exaggerate the expected player experience of the game. We therefore concluded that the ad did not breach the code.”
The ASA stated that there is “no further action required.” regarding the case. If you want to read the full report, you can do so here.
For those who have, or plan on still getting, No Man’s sky Hello Game’s has released the Foundation Update. This update brings features such as base building into the game. To read about that, you can check it out here.