Stardock acquires rights to Star Control franchise, new game planned for the franchise

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 17:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Stardock has announced it has acquired the rights to the PC strategy franchise Star Control with the intent to develop a new Star Control game.

Development on the new game will begin this year with a release date to be determined at a later time.

“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,” said Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock. “We are looking at Star Control 2 as a major source of inspiration.”

More information on the new Star Control will be announced as it becomes available.

Star Control was a science fiction game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Accolade in 1990. It was originally released for Amiga and MS-DOS in 1990, followed by a Mega Drive/Genesis port in 1991 along with ports for other systems at the time.

Star Control 2 was released in 1992.



  1. TheWulf

    Oh no…

    Half of what made Star Control II so great was the writing, and I honestly don’t think that they’re going to be able to pull it off. Star Control III, for example, was absolutely loathed because the writing was so terrible (it was written by different people).

    The only people developing a Star Control II game should be the original developers — Toys for Bob.

    For anyone curious, though, I highly recommend checking out the completely free Star Control II. It’s got a nice new engine for running on modern operating systems, too.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Kalain

    The word ‘Reboot’ always makes me worry.. But, Stardock are honest and open and I’ve enjoyed playing the ‘Elemental’ series of games, before and after the infamous letter.

    I’ll await to see what they come up with

    #2 1 year ago
  3. MCTJim

    reboot reminds me of this:

    #3 1 year ago

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