No Man’s Sky has been set for a release on the 9th of August, and the 12th of August for gamers on PC. This means that gamers have about 1-2 weeks of waiting to do before they can officially get their hands on the game. However it seems that one gamer decided that he did not want to wait, and has reportedly paid $1,300 for a leaked copy of the game.
According to the gamer who goes by the handle “daymeeuhn” on Reddit, he claims that he found a leaked copy of the game being sold on eBay where he paid $1,250 for it, with an extra $50+ for shipping. To prove that the leak was real, he even recorded a video of him opening the package and installing it on his PS4.
Unsurprisingly the folks at Hello Games weren’t too happy about this and have since taken to Twitter to warn gamers not to watch the footage as it does contain spoilers. “We’ve spent years filling No Man’s Sky with surprises. You’ve spent years waiting. Please don’t spoil it for yourself :(“ However for those who absolutely have to see what the game is about, daymeeuhn has uploaded the footage onto DailyMotion, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
As for his justification for paying so much for a game that is going to be released soon, he says, “I’m a lucky guy. I’ve done well for myself. I have disposable income and I’m happy in life. I’m in a state of being where I don’t look at a purchase and determine the overall value by the price tag, but rather by how much happiness it will bring myself or the people I care about.”