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Remember Spore? It's not coming in 2007 anymore, we're afraid

Nick Doerr
Nick Doerr|May 9, 2007 5:45 PM
If the incredibly ambitious title Spore, from the creators of SimCity, SimWhatever, and SimSimulation, is slated for a 2008 release just for the PC now, when will it appear on consoles? After some earnings reports were issued, Electronic Arts went ahead and said that Spore was removed from their fiscal year calendar (it goes until March 31, 2008) and are expecting a release in late '08.

Recently re-appointed CEO John Riccitiello had a few things to say about the project and its progress slash delay. We say slash because putting a slash is just plain foolishness. "Spore is a title we have enormous confidence in. I've had the chance to review the title three times in my short return to the EA, and it looks fantastic. I will also tell you that its release will be right up [to] the bubble in Q4 [of fiscal '08], if not sometime in early fiscal '09, so we don't feel comfortable in forecasting it." But why the delay? QC -- quality control. We want this game to rock, so let's give Will Wright and his team as much time as they need to make this game the best it can be.