No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games settled a hidden three-year legal battle with British cable/TV provider Sky over the game’s title.
Hello Games founder Sean Murray revealed the lawsuit and settlement in a tweet this:
Additionally, Murray joked in an reply tweet that he now knows “more about trademark law than any sane man would ever want to.” While it is not confirmed, it’s possible that the lawsuit may have contributed to the game’s recent delay. Murray says that the lawsuit was a genuine concern for the studio.
No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. The space-exploration title is slated to release for the PS4 and PC on August 9th.