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No Man’s Sky Launch Issues

Written by Nate Lakritz on August 6th, 2016.

After a long delay and tons of anticipation by the entire game industry, we thought the No Man’s Sky launch would finally go smoothly. Well, it looks like we were wrong. Just days before its official release, No Man’s Sky was leaked again. This time around, it wasn’t by a crazed fan though. Gaming news juggernauts Polygon and Kotaku each got their hands on a copy of No Man’s Sky from stores that broke the game’s August 9th release date. They posted gameplay videos to their official sites, and ended spoiling a large portion of the game’s beginning section. Soon after the gameplay footage went live, the Polygon’s video was taken down. However, over 100,000 people were able to view the video and share its contents.

Although the stores selling the game ahead of launch date broke contract, the media outlets reporting on the game didn’t directly violate the rules. Since they purchased copies of the game on their own accord, there was no embargo placed on their copies. However, it is extremely unfair and immoral to other reporters (ahem, Launch Party) for No Man’s Sky gameplay to be published before everyone else. Also, it obviously spoils some of the game for the general public.

Luckily the video on Polygon has been removed, and the leaked info is relatively contained. No Man’s Sky will receive a Day 1 patch that will add new features to the game as well. Hopefully nothing else goes wrong from now until release date for the No Man’s Sky launch.

Source: Kotaku (I recommend not watching it) + Polygon

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Nate has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. He started Launch Party Gaming as a way to contribute to the gaming industry through writing. He loves reviewing games and sharing his experiences with everyone.

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