Sony Releases Statement Explaining No Man’s Sky Review Copies’ Issue and Why Save Files Won’t Carry Over

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Recently, news spread around the web that all the people who spend hours on early copies of Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky will have their progress wiped, to ensure a fair start to everyone and an improved experience.

Sony released a statement detailing the reason behind the decision to do so. In it, they clarify as to why review copies have not been sent out yet, since “early copies of the game prior to the patch would not be a fair depiction of the game as it’s intended for consumers. ”

Hello Games has a tremendous vision for No Man’s Sky.

Sony Interactive Entertainment understands that some users may have obtained early copies of the game and the only reason we have not sent out review copies yet is due to a significant pre-release patch currently scheduled for Monday, August 8. No Man’s Sky is an ambitious game and the patch is a culmination of the studio’s day-1 aspirations.

Sending out early copies of the game prior to the patch would not be a fair depiction of the game as it’s intended for consumers. For those users who have obtained early copies of No Man’s Sky, their save progress will not carry over to the final game after the universe has been regenerated for launch.

No Man’s Sky releases on August 9 for PS4 and PC.