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Dutch company claims No Man's Sky used patented 'superformula' to create its massive universe

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Dutch company Genicap claims No Man's Sky developers Hello Games used their patented superformula to create its massive, procedurally generated universe

Hello Games' highly-anticipated space exploration game No Man's Sky is less than a month away from its long-awaited release date.

However, new legal issues have cropped up that could possibly delay the massively ambitious game's release yet again.

According to the Dutch Telegraph, a Dutch company named Genicap claims that it owns the "superformula" used to create the game's much-touted massive, procedurally generated universe, estimated to include 18 quintillion planets that will take players about 585 billion years to explore.

Genicap claims that the No Man's Sky developer does not have a license to use their algorithm.

"We haven't provided a license to Hello Games," Genicap's Jeroen Sparrow told the Dutch Telegraph.

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