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Watch the first hour of No Man's Sky (update)

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Watch the game's opening hour

We're streaming the opening hour of No Man's Sky right now via Facebook, and you can watch below. This is a livestream of the retail game, so be aware that there may be spoilers.

Update: We've removed the gameplay video of No Man's Sky after Sony told Polygon a DMCA takedown request forcing the removal of the video was incoming. Sony has been taking pre-release streams of the game offline from services like Twitch and YouTube all week.

Sony also sent the following statement to Polygon via email:

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.

SIE stands by the development studio's vision for the game. We request that media and consumers respect Hello Games' efforts, waiting for official review copies and adhering to the global embargo set for Monday, August 8 at 9:00pm PT/12:00am ET Tuesday, August 9.

Earlier this week, Hello Games' Sean Murray said the developer was prepping the game's first update, which adds "Lots of new features, balancing and content."

No Man's Sky will be released on PlayStation 4 on Aug. 9, with a PC release coming Aug. 12. You can watch the video below if you're curious about the size of the game, or read our thoughts on the estimated completion time here.