‘No Man’s Sky’ Gets To Stay ‘No Man’s Sky’ Thanks To Lawsuit Settlement

Oliver VanDervoort - Author

Jun. 20 2016, Updated 6:26 a.m. ET

While No Man’s Sky has been delayed from release this week to a couple of months from now, we did get some good news in that the game will be able to keep its title. The interesting thing about this bit of news is there are few people who knew No Man’s Sky title was in doubt. The title’s developer, Hello Games, revealed that the company had been in a fight for the last several years, desperately trying to hold onto the game’s name.

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Hello’s CEO Sean Murray tweeted out that his firm had been engaged in what he called “secret stupid legal nonsense.” It turns out the British television network known simply as Sky owns the copyright for that name. Apparently, the network believes that means no one can use the word in any kind of title, even it’s preceded with other words such as “No Man’s.” While we may never know just what happened with the settlement, we do know this is yet another twist in what has been a rather odd saga for the game.


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