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No Man’s Sky Servers Will Be Wiped On Sunday

by Mike Futter on Aug 05, 2016 at 11:58 AM

So, you got yourself an early copy of No Man’s Sky. You cruised around a bit, monkeyed around on a planet, and gave it a not-so-funny name. Hope you’re ready to do it all over again.

Sony and Hello Games are clearly frustrated by the number of early copies out in the wild prior to a patch that the duo feels is crucial. While the video is out there and people are delivering impressions, Sony does seem to have an ace up its sleeve. The servers are getting reset before launch.

This comes from Harry Denholm, senior programmer at Hello Games. He posted the following to Twitter:

Not every universe is lucky enough to get a clean slate. This one is, and you can start exploring on August 9 on PlayStation 4 and PC.

[Source: Harry Denholm on Twitter]


Our Take
We're not sure what's in the patch or how impactful it is without seeing it for ourselves (or, barring that, the patch notes). But whether it absolutely requires a reset or not is irrelevant. Sony and Hello Games can do it just to frustrate those who have dumped hours in already.