Hello Games boss, Sean Murray, has taken to Twitter and confirmed that No Man’s Sky will keep its name. Apparently, the company has been in a three year battle with BSkyB but has now settled the “secret stupid legal nonsense.”
Yay! We finally settled with Sky (they own the word “Sky”). We can call our game No Man’s Sky. 3 years of secret stupid legal nonsense over
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 17, 2016
No Man’s Sky for those who have never heard of it, is an upcoming adventure survival game based on exploration, survival, combat and trading. It has a massive open universe with millions of planets many with their own flora and fauna. Players gain information about the planets by exploring and can submit to The Atlas, a universal database that can be shared with other players of the game. Players get compensated in currency every time new information is uploaded to The Atlas and can gain new equipment and starships that allow them to explore deeper.
It is unknown whether or not this legal action has anything to do with No Man’s Sky’s not appearing at E3 last week and whether these legal issues were anything to do with the game being delayed from June to August.
This is not the first time that Sky have fought for rights to the word “Sky”. Back in 2014, they were successful in making Microsoft change the name of “Skydrive” to “Onedrive” through legal action. Murray mentioned this in his series of Tweets, saying, “This is the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive… so it was pretty serious.”
Murray did go on to make a joke about the legal proceedings, referring to Skynet, the artificial intelligence system that tried to destroy humanity in the Terminator film series.
On the plus side perhaps this is the real reason Skynet never happened…
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 18, 2016
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