sticking to the fiscal 2009 release date for Spore (meaning April '08 to Mar. '09), but they even rubbed it in that they're actually playing it and "enjoying it a great deal." Well, at least somebody is playing the next Will Wright game.
Guess this means Soren Johnson, lead designer of Civilization IV, who left Firaxis to go work on Spore works really quick. From starting at the company in April to getting it into EA bigwig hands in three months. That's impressive. We really have no idea what's going on with Spore. For the first time in years it wasn't at E3, but we'll continue to hope that sometime in 2008 we'll actually get to play it. And hope, and hope.