Tue, Jul 23, 2013 | 17:50 BST
Stardock acquires rights to Star Control franchise, new game planned for the franchise
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.