So here’s the story, yesterday a copy of No Man’s Sky appeared in the wild on eBay which sold for over $1,000. Although it’s unclear whether that copy actually made it to the successful buyer (the listing was removed), videos of the game have surfaced online ever since.
A user by the name of Daymeeuhn alleges that he was the successful buyer who spend $1,250 on the eBay copy, which has managed to break street date by well over a week. Since then, the user took to DailyMotion to upload raw gameplay clips of the game.
In a post on reddit, Daymeeuhn explained his reasons for this purchase and why he’s uploading the footage online:
“My best gaming experiences have been when I’ve received games before street date, knowing I was truly on my own in the universe of that game, and no matter how tempted I might be to ask a friend for help or check a website for a tip or cheat, I CAN’T because it doesn’t exist,” Daymeeuhn said. “If NMS is crack for everyone here in this reddit, the idea of an early experience with zero information surrounding it is the equivalent of the purest, uncut and unfiltered crack money can buy for me.”
Since these videos have surfaced, Sony and Hello Games have likely been working through the night to keep the videos offline. Hello Games’ Sean Murray even took to Twitter to plead to players to steer clear of the videos:
Take a break from reading about it, and picking vids apart. You can experience for yourself so soon.
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) July 29, 2016
Of course, curiosity will get the better of us and we’ll likely still keep an eye out for those clips, though as of writing, all of them have been removed from Daymeeuhn’s Daily Motion page.
No Man’s Sky will launch on 10th August in Europe and 9th August in North America. PC players will have to wait until 12th August.