1985 was a pivotal year for Pink Floyd as Roger Waters formally announced his departure from the band. His decision to leave stemmed from creative differences and his belief that Pink Floyd had run its course after "The Final Cut." Waters' departure led to a legal dispute over the band's name and rights to their catalog. He argued that Pink Floyd should not continue without him, while David Gilmour and Nick Mason believed they could carry on the band's legacy.During this year, David Gilmour and Nick Mason began discussions on reviving Pink Floyd, exploring new musical directions without Waters. Gilmour, now effectively the leader of the band, sought to bring Pink Floyd back to its roots while incorporating fresh elements. This internal conflict set the stage for the legal battles and creative shifts that would shape Pink Floyd's future.