No Man’s Sky subreddit suddenly closed

An angry mod has taken it upon themselves to completely close the No Man’s Sky page on Reddit.

User ‘Rougewolf’ blamed the toxicity that had infected the community for the move. Eurogamer reports that the subreddit had 150k subscribers at the time of its closure.

So I purged the subreddit,” they wrote. It’s become a hate filled wastehole of no actual discussion. It’s not what we intended it to be and I don’t like providing a platform for hate.

I’m sorry to everyone who used the subreddit as intended but you are now in the majority. I’m sure you can find a different place to discuss this game. It’s not hard. This was my decision and mine alone. The other moderators tried to sway my opinion but cynicism got the best of me as usual.”

A new subreddit has been started in the interim, although a member of Reddit’s larger mod community has suggested that it is attempting to get the previous subreddit reinstated.

The Reddit community team has become aware of this situation,” it said. I’ve reached out to Rougewolf to get some explanation as to what he’s thinking, so that we can figure out a course that moves us past this and hopefully is a good outcome for everyone. I will report back when I know more.”

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