Twitch Bans User For Streaming No Man’s Sky

A few No Man’s Sky fans have managed to get their hands on a copy of the game early. No Man’s Sky comes out for the PS4 on August 9th, however, some fans have paid some extra money to get the game before the release date.

It is quite common that when a fan gets any game before the release date, they livestream the game on various sites. Twitch is one of the most popular livestreaming sites in the world. Earlier today, a Twitch streamer who goes by the name of MadWindy, received a 24 hours ban for streaming No Man’s Sky.

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Twitch is forced to ban users who stream No Man’s Sky due to Sony’s embargo. MadWindy expressed his frustration over Twitter saying that he bought the game legitimately, and thinks that he was wrongfully punished.

MadWindy’s Twitch account was banned, and the user received an email from the website. The email stated that his archived footage was flagged by Sony. A screenshot of the email is been given below:

Twitch Email MadWindy

Sony took this action due to their strict streaming embargo. No one is allowed to stream the game before it comes out on the August 9th. The streaming embargo will be removed once the game is out and fans can stream the game without any complications.

Hello Games recently revealed that the No Man’s Sky servers will be wiped before the launch of the game, which means that whoever played the game before the release date, their discoveries will be deleted.

No Man’s Sky comes out on August 9th in the North America, August 10th in Europe and the PC version comes out on the 12th after a short delay. What are your thoughts on the ban? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Abdullah Raza


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