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No Man's Sky limited edition cases have stickers obscuring original PEGI rating and online play

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Update August 11, 2016: Sony have sent out an official response to the No Man's Sky Limited Edition case stickers story. 

Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony say the sticker was caused by a "production issue".

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"Incorrect descriptors were incorporated into the original No Man's Sky limited edition packaging," a company spokesperson told Eurogamer. "This was a production issue and was rectified using placement stickers."

Original Story August 10, 2016: European Limited Editions of No Man's Sky have a sticker obscuring the original PEGI rating, as well as the symbol signifying it's playable online. 

Yesterday we ran a post about No Man's Sky and its apparent lack of multiplayer, despite suggestions to the contrary from its creator. Today copies of the Limited Edition have been showing up all over the internet, showing a sticker covering up the online play symbol.

(Of course, the game has online play to a certain extent - you can name flora, fauna and even planets, and these could show up in the universe of another galactic explorer.)

It looks like the game was originally getting a PEGI 12 rating, possibly thanks to those online features, but the new sticker rates the game as PEGI 7. Standard versions of the game don't have the sticker, suggesting this was a last minute change - after all, the standard box sleeves would have been much simpler, and cheaper, to replace. 

We've had confirmation that this affects all European Limited Editions of No Man's Sky from retailers in the UK and the Netherlands. There have also been posts on Reddit, Imgur and 4Chan saying the same. 

Our source in the Netherlands shared some photos with us, which you can see below:

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The US version of the game seems unaffected, and that region still has a T rating. 

We've emailed Sony for comment. 

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xNuke Avatar
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1 Year ago

Their PR is on par with Niantic.

I can't shake off the feeling that Sony is the one to blame for all of this.

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Tovias Avatar
1026
1 Year ago

b-but sean say!

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Shriven Avatar
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1 Year ago

Why didnt you provide the hyperlink to the hacker known as 4chan?! Do it! It cant possibly be a bad idea.

Also, so much shady shit on this game. So much

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Kinth! Avatar
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1 Year ago

I get the feeling No Man's Sky will be used as an example to new PR on how not do PR.

The games PR is an utter mess. Sean Murray's vagueness and un-willingness to admit when something just isn't there, supposedly for the sake of not ruining the mystery has just lead to huge amounts of rampant speculation. For example: Instead of saying players can't actually meet, he just says it's unlikely it would ever happen.

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1 Year ago

actually he has said they can meet, but the problem was likely caused due to the servers being overwhelmed so the game is being forced to basically play offline.

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1 Year ago

rename the game to " No Man's Anywhere "

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1 Year ago

Who cares! If you were expecting an online game anyway that was the wrong thing to do... 20 hours until I can sink into an alternate reality and forget about things that matter... https://nomansskystat.us

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