A few days ago it was alleged that No Man’s Sky used a patented ‘superformula’ to help power the game without getting permission from the originator of said formula. The game’s developer has now spoken out about the accusations.
No Man’ Sky’s director, Sean Murray tweeted out: “No Man’s Sky doesn’t actually use this “superformula” thing or infringe a patent. This is a non-story… everybody chill. I wish Johan Gielis, the author, all the best in future. We’re going to meet and chat maths once the game is out”
The game already had to sort out a legal battle with another company so that it can keep “sky” in its name. It looks like Murray wants to smooth things with Johan Gielis about the “superformula” without going into a long and expensive legal battle.
The game won’t be delayed because of this, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out. The game had to use some complicated algorithm in order to generate the billions of planets that players are able to explore in the game. Hopefully everything works out for both parties.