No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games is behaving with Sony to retract duplicate claims lodged towards YouTubers discussing new fine detail like the game’s first patch notes. In a pair of tweets, lead designer Sean Murray said films that discussed new gameplay elements — even without showing clips from pre-release, early copy livestreams — had been “taken down accidentally.”
“To anyone who is having their old NMS vis taken down accidentally, we’re beha
ving on it,” Murray tweeted. “Discussing with Sony now.
He known as out two duplicate creators in particular, for example Steven K. Thomas, whose YouTube channel is called No Man’s Sky Gamer. He uploaded the tear-filled film more than on Aug. 7 about a copyright strike Sony sent him earlier that weekend, identifying the action
“I don’t understand why Sony PlayStation would do this to my channel of all stations when I go on Twitch and get people messaging me on Twitter and see all these other people with illegal copies of the game and uploading footage and getting thousands and thousands of subscribers and tens of thousands of views and nothing is being carried out
about them,” he said.
Unlike experts of early copies, Thomas argued his film was using older, officially printed footage of the game, not clips culled from pre-launch livestreams, which Sony and players on their own have been taking down. That’s an argument that others strike with claims on films discussing these streams have used as well.
Thomas’ biggest concern was that the takedown would affect a launch day livestream he planned to do for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and urged target audience to help him in his campaign to get the takedown complaint removed. On Murray’s tweet, he sounded good about the ability to go forward with his No Man’s Sky charity fundraiser.
Other films, like one produced by YouTube channel The Know, have been restored following similar situations. Thomas’ No Man’s Sky update film about the day-one patch that’s now available for the game still has not returned. No Man’s Sky strikes PlayStation 4 tomorrow, Aug. 9, and Windows PC on Aug. 12.