Sean Murray of Hello Games and No Man’s Sky fame has revealed via a tweet last night that the developer was in a secret legal battle that after three years, has finally been resolved. It’s unknown whether this affected the release date of the game.
On Twitter he said “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.” Sky provides television and broadband internet services and fixed line telephone services to consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom and Ireland. As Sean Murray says, they own the word ‘sky’, which as you know is present in the title of his upcoming game.
This is the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive… so it was pretty serious
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 17, 2016
No Man’s Sky suffered a couple of delays but recently received a new release date of August 9th, 2016. The game was not shown at E3 this year on Sony’s stage.