NC Soft sends word that they have inked a deal with Spacetime Studios to develop a new Sci-fi MMO game. The reason to get excited about this is because Spacetime is composed of people who worked on the Origin classics Privateer and Wing Commander. The company also has a few people from Star Wars Galaxies but we won't hold that against them (I kid, I kid). While no details of the title have been announced you would think that the new game might be something along the lines of a MMO Privateer like game which would absolutely kick ass, but that's just my opinion as a big fan of that series.
NCsoft Announces Publishing Deal with Spacetime Studios
Newly formed company with Sci-fi pedigree to make massively multiplayer
game for world's top online game publisher
AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2006-NCsoft(r) Corporation (KSE:036570.KS), the
world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games,
announced today its latest partnership with a new company in Austin.
Spacetime Studios(tm), composed of a core team with previous leadership
roles on successful franchises such as Privateer, Wing Commander and
Star Wars Galaxies, will publish its next game under the NCsoft brand.
Collectively the Spacetime group has shipped 14 previous titles, two of
which have been million-unit sellers.
"Having the Spacetime team on board is a great step forward for NCsoft,"
said Robert Garriott, CEO of NCsoft North America. "This group has a
proven track record in creating games in the space genre. They've also
been successful in developing massively multiplayer games and we believe
that's a winning combination and a perfect fit for the NCsoft lineup of
"Spacetime and NCsoft is a great match," said Gary Gattis, Spacetime
Studios co-founder. "They are a top-notch publisher that really cares
about their developers and the quality of their games. NCsoft has shown
us strong support and a willingness to provide a great balance of
direction and freedom to develop a game that we have been dreaming of
doing for years."
NCsoft's North American business is headquartered in Austin, Texas and
is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with its own
development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works
with subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to
develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products.
The company launched two massively multiplayer titles on the same day in
2004: Lineage(r) II and City of Heroes(r), and 2005 released the highly
anticipated, Guild Wars(r) and City of Villains(tm). NCsoft expects to
launch more massively multiplayer titles in 2006. More information about
NCsoft can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com <http://www.plaync.com/> .
About Spacetime Studios
Spacetime Studios is an independent game development company located in
Austin, Texas. They have just begun a next-generation, AAA-scale MMO
with an original IP. The company's focus is on making a killer,
top-of-the-line competitive game, with the technology, design and art
creativity needed to make it happen. Spacetime Studios is an
experienced, extremely successful team of veterans in the genre, with 14
shipped titles under their belts, two of which are million-plus sellers.
More information about the studio can be found at
http://www.spacetimestudios.com <http://www.spacetimestudios.com/> .
NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, Lineage, Guild Wars and all associated
logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft
Corporation. City of Heroes and City of Villains are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NCsoft Corporation.
Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. Spacetime
Studios, the Spacetime Studios logo, and all associated artwork and
designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spacetime Studios,
LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.