No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and it’s supposed to launch on August 9 on PS4 and PC. But one fan got his hands on the game early, and he has begun posting videos of it online.
This is surely not what publisher Sony or developer Hello Games wanted, and it’s likely that Sony is attempting to get the videos removed from Daily Motion right now. At the moment, however, they’re all live, and Daymeeuhn says that he’ll post a new video shortly. In addition, Hello Games’ Sean Murray has asked fans on Twitter to not watch the videos, saying, “We’ve spent years filling No Man’s Sky with surprises. You’ve spent years waiting. Please don’t spoil it for yourself.”
If you’re not concerned about spoiling the game’s introduction or first moments, though, you can watch the videos here. We’ll update this story with any new information we get about the leaks or Sony’s response to them.
While you wait for the August 9 release date, you can check out our feature, “Making Sense of No Man’s Sky’s Massive Universe.” You can also read about a potential copyright controversy that Hello Games has said isn’t actually an issue.
A person going by the username Daymeeuhn apparently purchased a leaked PS4 copy of the game for a really large sum–according to this post on Reddit, he spent $1250 for the chance to play it early (the Ebay listing has since been removed, so take this number with a grain of salt). He has also begun publishing videos of the game on Daily Motion, and he says that he’ll continue to do so.
Following Daily Motion taking his videos down, Daymeeuhn posted an update to Reddit saying that he would not be making any more videos. “That’s it from me video-wise,” he said. “[Hello Games] and Sean [Murray] don’t like it, it’s giving me a headache dealing with the fallout[.] I don’t want to be the guy that spoiled all this cool s***, and I’m just leaving it at that!”
Talking with Kotaku, Daymeeuhn explained further that Sean Murray’s disappointment made him feel bad about leaking footage. He said, “I expected Sean to tweet negatively about it because, let’s face it, it’s his job to… But I’ll admit, after watching so many of his interviews and knowing how cool of a guy he seems, it did make me feel a bit guilty. It wasn’t the sole reason for my decision, but it was certainly a factor.”
The videos have been removed from Daily Motion, although they’re being uploaded again by other users on sites like YouTube.