No Man's Sky retains name after 'secret stupid' three-year legal battle with BSkyB | PCGamesN

No Man's Sky retains name after 'secret stupid' three-year legal battle with BSkyB

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Hello Games, developers of the hotly anticipated space explorathon No Man's Sky, have revealed the game will keep its original name after a lengthy legal battle.

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Sky TV, the British arm of worldwide multimedia monolith BSkyB, entered into a trademark dispute with the Guildford, Surrey-based team three years ago.

According to Hello Games' founder Sean Murray, Sky TV owns the word Sky and were not enthused about its contextual use in the name of a media product.

In further tweets, Murray said: "This is the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive... so it was pretty serious."

In 2013, BSkyB succeeded in defending their generic three-letter trademark from one of the largest companies on earth, as Microsoft were ordered by a British court to change the name of their cloud-based storage.

Murray recently received mountains of death threats and hate-mail for delaying No Man's Sky from a June release into August, though he did not link the outcome of this settlement to the delay.

At the time, reasoning given for the delay was that 'some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards,' though of course nothing was known of this legal case until yesterday.

No Man's Sky remains on course for its new August 9 release window for PC and PS4.

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AnAuldWolf avatarMalentor avatarBelimawr avatarKeefBaker avatar
Malentor Avatar
1 Year ago

What kind of scumbag sends death threats over a delay on a video game? Who even sends death threats at all? Better question yet, why am I even surprised...?

Belimawr Avatar
1 Year ago

the self entitled people of today, they believe they are entitled to everything now so if they don't get it they go nuts. honestly more people should be prosecuted for the threats they send over the internet as they would soon learn that actions have consequences.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

Oh humanity. Greed and stupidity both so profound that it could never be fiction. No one would believe it as fiction.

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KeefBaker(20 hours played)
1 Year ago

Therefore proving the word "Sky" is owned by no man. Meta as fvck!!