The British Sky Broadcasting Group has been notoriously protective of its namesake, and their action as not different with the upcoming game No Man’s Sky. In a Twitter post, Hello Games’ Sean Murray has informed that a settlement has been reached with Sky Television, and the game has been in legal murky for years.
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.
This comes as a great news for gamers who have been impatiently waiting for the game to release, and it was hotly anticipated after being announced back in 2013. Since then, the game has run into delays, but that hasn’t hampered its demand. At Digital Trends, they quote:
Many hopefuls are voicing their concerns online, wondering if it was this issue with Sky that brought about the recent two month delay. Some were so upset about this recent delay that death threats were sent to the development team.
The game’s concept is very unique. It is created in a new universe, having more than 18 quintillion planets to explore. It is so massive, and expansive, that it is impossible for two players to travel to the same planet, and players can claim planets, explore resources and then trade among each other.
Here’s the history we quote, this isn’t the Sky group’s first foray into trademark infringement. Most notably, Sky was able to get Microsoft to change the name of its cloud storage service Skydrive to Onedrive. This came to the chagrin of many Microsoft fans that had become fond of the Skydrive name. But it seemed to work out when Microsoft released the Xbox One and adopted the Universal Windows 10 platform. Essentially, everything became one.