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No Man's Sky servers wiped ahead of launch

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Hello Game's exploration server for No Man's Sky has been wiped ahead of the game's official launch tomorrow, zeroing the discovery data and providing a clean slate for players.

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has confirmed that it has wiped the servers that store the status of the game's shared universe ahead of its release on Friday.

No Man's Sky is a first-person exploration game in the vein of classic titles like Elite, coupled with the procedural generation aspect of Rogue-likes.

Players are invited to explore a universe so large, its developers Hello Games claim, it would be impossible for players to see everything.

The game is scheduled to launch on Sony's PlayStation 4 this Tuesday, but those who have received early copies of the game - including one player who paid a four-figure sum for a leaked copy - have been warned that exploration progress made prior to this week will be lost.

The wipe, developer Harry Denholm explained via Twitter, does not affect players' game saves; instead, the remote server which shares information on which planets, plants, and animals have been discovered and named by players is the only target.

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