No Man’s Sky Wins Legal Battle Over Name With Sky TV

Posted by Megalith 10:45 AM (CDT)

Sunday June 19, 2016

Hello Games somehow managed to convince Sky TV to let them keep the name. I wonder if this had anything to do with the game’s delay. They did manage to get Microsoft to change the SkyDrive name to OneDrive.

If legal battles where corporations try to prevent anything from sharing even a single word with their name seem ridiculous to you, prepare for a huge eye-roll. It turns out the highly anticipated space exploration game No Man's Sky was in danger of dealing with a last-minute name change. Why? The developer has been engaged in a 3-year legal battle with Sky TV, the UK television broadcaster, which apparently owns the word "sky." Thankfully everything has been settled, and the game's name won't be changing. This is likely a huge relief for developer Hello Games, seeing as how No Man's Sky is scheduled for release on August 9th.