Stardock has just announced that it has secured the rights to the Star Control franchise with the intent to develop a new Star Control game. Development should start still this year with a release date to be determined at a later time. Stardock was the highest bidder for the Star Control franchise in a recent Atari bankruptcy filling auction.
“We expect the new Star Control to come in the form of a reboot, similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM series last year. We are looking at Star Control II as a major source of inspiration.” -Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock.
Released in 1990 for several different platforms, Star Control is a classic space action-strategy game by Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, known as Toys for Bob. They were also behind Star Control 2 in 1992, a sequel that introduced more adventure, shooter and story-driven elements. Star Control 3 was released in 1996 but was not developed by the original developers but by Legend Entertainment.
I requested more details about this announcement from Stardock but the reply is that this is all they have for now. So, they will start developing a new Star Control game (a reboot) still this year, but more details will only be known in the coming weeks or later in the year.Subscribe RSS
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