Greetings! There's been a lot of news recently on Star Control and we want to make sure we have answers to some of the most common questions.
What is Star Control?
Star Control is a sci-fi action/adventure game set in the future where humans and aliens are trying their best to get by in this crazy old galaxy.
Where did Star Control come from?
The original Star Control (1 and 2) was developed by Paul Reiche and Fred Ford and published by Accolade. During its development, Paul and Fred developed extensive historical lore for their universe that we'll hereafter call the Ur-Quan timeline.
For Star Control 3, Accolade chose to make it without Paul and Fred's involvement. For this reason, we do not consider Star Control 3 as cannon to the Ur-Quan universe timeline. Star Control 3 is considered its own universe within the Star Control multiverse.
How did Stardock get involved?
Accolade was acquired by Atari and in 2013, Atari sold Stardock it's rights to Star Control which included the publishing rights to Star Control 1/2/3 and all relevant trademarks and copyrights that Atari held. Stardock has been making and publishing PC games for over 20 years including Galactic Civilizations, Entrepreneur, The Political Machine, Links Golf OS/2, Starcraft: Retribution, Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod, War of Magic, Fallen Enchantress, Legendary Heroes, Ashes of the Singularity, Offworld Trading Company and more.
What is Stardock's plan for Star Control?
We will continue to support and maintain the original franchise (1/2/3) and use StarControl.com which will support the entire Star Control multiverse (including Star Control 3 as well as obviously the Ur-Quan universe).
What will the new Star Control be like?
It will be an action/adventure game in the same vein as Star Control 2 / Star Flight and other games of that classic genre.
Will the new Star Control have humor, music and the light hearted fun mixed with dark interludes that we saw in Star Control 2?
That's the plan.
Will the Ur-Quan Masters and other related communities be involved?
We hope so. As we get moving, we hope to bring in as many people as we can from the community to work with us. Half the enjoyment of making a new Star Control game is that, as fans, we want to build something that will become a classic and stand the test of time.
When will the new Star Control be out?
Not for awhile. We would like to release in the year of the 25th anniversary of Star Control 2...