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No Man’s Sky Clear Of Naming Lawsuit

by on June 19, 2016

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.

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  • June 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    God I hate these copyright monkies. Degenerate idiots trying to take over the word "sky," it's seriously one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Whoever designed this to be allowed is an idiot and they should be fired if they arent already.

  • June 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I can understand how they went after microsoft's sky drive since it does sound a lot more similar to their brand but in this case with this game I think it's a bit ridiculous and I'm glad that the game won in the end as they should have. It's just too far from their brand name and it seems like they are just causing trouble for the sake of it in this case.

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