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No Man's Sky studio settles trademark dispute with telecoms giant, Sky

"We finally settled with Sky -- they own the word "Sky". We can call our game No Man's Sky. Three years of secret stupid legal nonsense over."

UK studio Hello Games has settled a secret trademark dispute with telecoms outfit Sky after three years. 

The No Man's Sky creator had been wrangling with the broadcasting and internet giant because it owns the word "Sky" -- which also happens to show up in the procedurally generated title's aforementioned name. 

Tweets sent out by Hello Games founder Sean Murray over the weekend revealed the dispute had been dragging on for three years, meaning Sky likely began proceedings as soon as, if not before, the game was announced in 2013. 

"We finally settled with Sky -- they own the word 'Sky.' We can call our game No Man's Sky. Three years of secret stupid legal nonsense over," said Murray on Twitter. 

"This is the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive, so it was pretty serious."

Settlement details are being kept under wraps, but the end result is that No Man's Sky will be able to release under its current moniker. 

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