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Spore's release date announced: September 08

fadingathedgesfadingathedges Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
Hi, I’m Will Wright and I’m working on a new game called Spore™. You’ve heard of it? Oh, that’s right, you signed up to get the Official Spore Newsletter. According to my notes, we haven’t sent a single newsletter out. Maybe that’s why I’ve been hearing from so many fans wanting some new information on Spore.

While we finish up the game over the next few months, we’ll be sharing more information with you and other fans. As a newsletter subscriber, you’ll be among the first to get new Spore information, screenshots, videos and other cool features from the Spore team. Check out our launch date teaser, and of course you can visit Spore.com for updates anytime.

Thanks again. You’ll hear from us soon.

I don't see the actual date posted anywhere yet, though...

edit1: o, September. /goes back to twiddling thumbs

edit2: what's with his smile in that email announcement? He looks like a little critter himself :P

edit2b: OP sucks, thread sucks.

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I still care :(

  • DoronronDoronron Registered User
    edited February 2008
    So do I. Very much so.

  • KingGrahamKingGraham Registered User
    edited February 2008
    I still care about it.

    I'm sad it won't be this spring, but I'm confident the wait will be worth it.

    I'm certainly less "hyped" after all the delays. My excitement is, happily, at a manageable level. September seems as good a time as any I guess.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    Oh god yes.

    Spore fills me with burning desire.

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  • Nova_CNova_C Sniff Sniff Snorf Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    harvest wrote: »

    Boo yah! So long as it doesn't get delayed again, I'll have to buy Spore as a birthday present for myself. :P

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    God yes.

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I care about Spore like I care about having a threesome. I don't know when it will be, it won't be any time soon, but when it comes....oh yeah.

  • ParisInFlamesParisInFlames Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm still intrigued by it and how it will pan out. But I wouldn't say I'm anticipating it.

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  • BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Nova_C wrote: »
    harvest wrote: »

    Boo yah! So long as it doesn't get delayed again, I'll have to buy Spore as a birthday present for myself. :P

    I bet on September 7th they're gonna say "sorry, delayed until Q4 2010". DNF is gonna be out before this.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    How the hell has it been delayed for 3 years? It's not delayed unless it slips past release dates. We first saw it about 3 years ago, sure. I don't remember any promises.

  • AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    Immensely. I'm just praying that it scales well, and doesn't take a godlike machine to run. It just sounds like something that can be both immensely engrossing as well as something you can just screw around with for a few minutes at lunch or something. Just hope the specs are reasonable. I would love to run it on my laptop and drag it around everywhere with me.

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  • AiserouAiserou Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I care about Spore like I care about having a threesome. I don't know when it will be, it won't be any time soon, but when it comes....oh yeah.

    That pretty much sums it up. I like that the email that subscribers got says that there will actually be newsletters now with real information. I completely forgot that I had signed up for it because this is the first one they sent out.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Aw dammit, I was hoping I could abandon PC gaming entirely and avoid having to get back on the hamster wheel of hardware upgrades, but spore is dragging me back in.

    Here's hoping the specs are reasonable.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Aw dammit, I was hoping I could abandon PC gaming entirely and avoid having to get back on the hamster wheel of hardware upgrades, but spore is dragging me back in.

    Here's hoping the specs are reasonable.

    I trust Wright to make a game that doesn't require an insanely powerful computer to run.

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    Yes. With all of my body.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Duke Nukem Forever to come out before Spore. I'll bet on that.

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  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Duke Nukem Forever to come out before Spore. I'll bet on that.

    Hmm...I'm almost tempted to take you up on that.....almost.

  • AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Have they talked about the DS version yet? Is it going to be generally the same game, just scaled down graphically? A bit of a more simplified take on it?

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood now i've got you in my space i won't let go of youRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'll believe this when I actually have the game in my hand and insert it into my DS. Until then, I'll just pretend they never announced this release date because it probably won't hold up.

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  • LightRiderLightRider __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2008
    Well, this means more enjoyment with Brawl. I was worried that I would have to be split between the two. And September/October is my birthday season. This is gonna be awesome.

    /me cares

  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So, when do we get the Wii version?

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Xagarath wrote: »
    So, when do we get the Wii version?

    All the different versions of Spore are planned to be released around the same time.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    people still care about Duke Nukem Forever. But that's a whole different kind of delusion.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    people still care about Duke Nukem Forever. But that's a whole different kind of delusion.

    Exactly, all the other release dates were just speculation, this one is official. If you look up about it and read all the recent articles, you can tell they're getting everything ready. Just look at the NASA presentation Will did in January, the game looks incredibly well polished.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I don't doubt it'll be a good game, but the hype surrounding it is just massive. I don't know if it can live up to it.

    Normal games don't get shown off at NASA, for example.

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  • AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Out of curiosity, how long ago was Spore originally announced. I know it was a while ago, but it doesn't seem like it was announced quite long enough ago to have been delayed for three years. Even if it was, I still have more faith in this title than I would ever have for DNF. Wright has always taken his time with his games (I remember the original Sims being delayed for quite a while as well), but he always seems to deliver on his promises. I would liken him more to Blizzard with his delays than 3D Realms.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This game scares me. I just know that when it finally gets released I will lose my wife for several weeks.

    Wait a minute....

    This game just can't get released quick enough. Hurry up Will and take my wife!

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Aoi wrote: »
    Out of curiosity, how long ago was Spore originally announced. I know it was a while ago, but it doesn't seem like it was announced quite long enough ago to have been delayed for three years. Even if it was, I still have more faith in this title than I would ever have for DNF. Wright has always taken his time with his games (I remember the original Sims being delayed for quite a while as well), but he always seems to deliver on his promises. I would liken him more to Blizzard with his delays than 3D Realms.

    It was started in 2001, and was announced in 2005.

  • Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    You can't compare this to DNF. People have actually played versions of SPORE within the last year.
    I wonder why there is no mention of a Wii version, when Will himself confirmed it will be released on Wii. Hope it's not delayed moreso.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So, maybe somebody can explain this to me... Does this game have a ton more content than they've ever showed us or something? Because the development cycle is obscene but as far as I can tell all the stages of the actual game are very straightforward and simple. Is it just taking them a really long time to get the procedural creatures working?

  • Tonberry KingTonberry King Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Just after getting my computer for college and right before my birthday. Perfect timing. I just hope they reveal the requirements beforehand. The Max. req. will probably be the benchmark for the kind of computer I'll be looking for around then.

  • templewulftemplewulf Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Guys, this is way late, but I'm doing it anyway:
    captaink wrote: »
    This game has been delayed like 3 years. Does anyone really still care about it?

    Oh god yes.

    burning desire fills me with Spore.

    Fixed.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I just realized, this game comes out one week after PAX. I wonder if they might do something special then? I'd think if they could push it up one week and release it at PAX I would explode from pure joy.

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  • Deviant HandsDeviant Hands __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2008
    I'm not terribly excited about this game anymore.

    I hope playing the Joker didn't have anything to do with this... I mean, I hope he wasn't driven to kill himself because of the role in some way. He was clearly taking the part pretty goddamned seriously.

    Why so serious?
  • Deviant HandsDeviant Hands __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2008
    I'm not terribly excited about this game anymore.

    I hope playing the Joker didn't have anything to do with this... I mean, I hope he wasn't driven to kill himself because of the role in some way. He was clearly taking the part pretty goddamned seriously.

    Why so serious?
  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm very excited about this game still.

    I'm very excited about this game still.

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  • manaleak34manaleak34 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Interview with Will Wright on why Spore was delayed and other things, has lots of new info such as Social Networking components of the game and EA's involvement.

    Part 1
    Part 2

    interesting stuff includes
    That at any time in the game they can hit a button, bring up their browser and browse the entire universe of content. They can look at what their friends have made; they can subscribe to Sporecasts, they can make buddy lists; they can tag content. We took a lot of the dynamics we saw going on the Web--especially social networking sites--and tried use that language to convey to the players how this all works.
    Interestingly enough, on this project probably more than any other, the executive management at EA has always been on the side of "Get it right." Whenever we were basically saying, "Okay, we're not going to ship it this Christmas the way we thought," it was always, "Okay, but just get right. Get it right."

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  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I have this vague feeling that it'll probably be delayed again. I hope not, though, because I've been pining for this game for a long time and I'd like the pining to stop, thank you very much.

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