Upcoming space sim No man's Sky has avoided the need to change its name.
Hello Games boss Sean Murray has revealed that the studio has settled a three-year legal dispute with BskyB, which felt it had ownership of the term ‘Sky'. Indeed, so protective is it of the word the company forced Microsoft to rename its SkyDrive service to OneDrive in 2014.
Murray described the episode as secret stupid legal nonsense”.
No Man's Sky was last month delayed from June to August, leading to Murray receiving death threats from disgruntled onlookers.
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— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 17, 2016
On the plus side perhaps this is the real reason Skynet never happened...— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 18, 2016
@roncarmel on the plus side, I now know more about trademark law than any sane man would ever want to— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 18, 2016