No Man’s Sky is an action-adventure survival video game in which a player is free to explore an uncharted universe comprised of 18 quintillion planets, nearly each one unique with procedurally generated terrain, flora, and fauna. The game, published by Hello Games (HG) and distributed by Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA), has been widely reviewed since its release in August, receiving such praises as “magnificent,” “unprecedented,” “incredible,” and “an experience unlike anything a game has ever delivered, or one that we’re ever likely to see again.” With such rave reviews, it may be surprising to learn that within weeks of its release, many disappointed customers returned the game and sought refunds for digital copies.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on October 28, 2016. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
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