Unbeknownst to some, Hello Games has been in a legal battle for the name “No Mans’s Sky”. Or more specifically, the ability to use the word “Sky” in the game, as the television network Sky TV has the apparent rights to have that word in their title. After three years though, the dispute is apparently settled, for Hello Games Sean Murray said on Twitter:
“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”
Lest you think this couldn’t have gone either way, this is not the first time Sky TV has gone after someone for having “Sky” in their name. In fact, as Murray notes, Microsoft had a similar battle:
“This is the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive… so it was pretty serious.”
With this taken care of, No Man’s Sky seems cleared for launch, with its true name, on August 9th.