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

Tuesday, 23 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.