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Star Control Franchise Acquired by Stardock

/ Jul 26th, 2013 No Comments

Star Control 2

The rights to the classic PC franchise Star Control have been acquired by software developer Stardock, which intends to reboot the series with a new game.

Development on the new title is expected to begin this fall with a release date to be determined at a later time. The developer is expected to use Star Control 2 as the the blueprint for development on the new title.

Stardock acquired the rights to Star Control by winning an auction of Atari‘s intellectual property catalog. The developer also was runner-up in the bidding for the Master of Orion franchise, which was purchased by Wargaming.

The original Star Control released in 1990 and featured a science-fiction universe with strategic gameplay. The game revolved around the war between two alien alliances, the Hierarchy of Battle Thralls and the Alliance of Free Stars, and featured solo or co-op play.

Star Control 2, which launched in 1992, added a variety of options to the franchise, including new ships and alien species. The game featured a story driven plot in which players interacted with different species that populated the galaxy. The universe and story behind the game was also greatly expanded, adding a greater experience to the game.

A second sequel, Star Control 3, released in 1996. The Star Control series has been widely recognized as one of the best PC franchises of all time and has even inspired a series of books.

“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,” Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock, said.

Stardock Systems is a software development company with an in-house development team focused on PC gaming. The company previously released Galactic Civilization and The Political Machine. Stardock also handled publishing for the 2008 title Sins of a Solar Empire.

  

Eddie Jimenez

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