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Spore out "in time for holidays"

Spore out "in time for holidays"

Spore is one of the most massively anticipated games ever, but development has been fraught with delays.

Electronic Arts head honcho, John Riccitiello has confirmed that Wil Wright's magnum opus, Spore, will be available by the end of the year.

The EA CEO promised that the game would be available "in time for the holidays" in a confrence call with UK journalists, including Eurogamer.

"We are not announcing dates for any of our titles...[But for Spore] we will tell you it's got to be before the holidays" John told callers.

"This is one of the titles we pay enormous attention to for all the obvious reasons and we are very, very bullish."

As Eurogamer points out though, John chose his words very carefully and made no mention of which territories the release would take place in, nor which holiday he was referring to. Will we see Spore on shelves before Easter? Christmas? Independence Day?

Spore is Wil 'The Sims Wright's most massive project ever, allowing gamers to control the evolution and growth of not just a small family, but an entire race. The game starts of at a purely cellular level and continues to zoom out, matching scale with the growing civilization players have created until the manufactured lifeform leaps onto planets new. The game will be available on the PC and, unofficially, the Wii too.

How excited are you about Spore? Do you think such a game is even technically possible on any level? Let us know in the forums.

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HourBeforeDawn 5th February 2008, 07:59 Quote
sweet about freaking time but what is "before the holidays" like what before next Christmas lol
badders 5th February 2008, 08:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
sweet about freaking time but what is "before the holidays" like what before next Christmas lol

Yes.

I wish retailers like play.com didn't make the dates up. They've currently got it due for release on 7th March 2008
CanadianViking 5th February 2008, 08:39 Quote
I've been patiently waiting for this game since the first release date.

They've been through what? 3 delays now?

Oh well, at least I'll have my new computer by then.
Dreaming 5th February 2008, 08:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by badders
Yes.

I wish retailers like play.com didn't make the dates up. They've currently got it due for release on 7th March 2008

Well Will Wright did imply it would be 'around' that time: http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/24/will-wright-says-spore-around-six-months-out/

Anyway, fantastically awesome news. I'm really really looking forward to spore :)
Bauul 5th February 2008, 09:30 Quote
Looking forward to more details on this..... ;)
Behumat 5th February 2008, 10:06 Quote
When has "Out in time for the holidays." ever meant Arbor day? (or easter, or thanksgiving, or boxers, etc) It always means Christmas.
speedfreek 5th February 2008, 14:31 Quote
All I know is I'll be waiting for it, hopefully it will be out after school lets out for the semester so I wont get sucked into it during finals.
Veles 5th February 2008, 15:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Behumat
When has "Out in time for the holidays." ever meant Arbor day? (or easter, or thanksgiving, or boxers, etc) It always means Christmas.

Maybe in America but it doesn't here. Saying "it'll be out for the holidays" to a brit is about as helpful as saying, it will be out at some point this year.

Seeing as this is coming from a US developer though it's safe to assume they mean Christmas.

Can't wait :D Xmas 08 is way too far away though :'(
Tyinsar 5th February 2008, 17:16 Quote
I'd say that the delay has been because evolution isn't real so they have to make it up - using intelligent design :D

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Originally Posted by Behumat
When has "Out in time for the holidays." ever meant Arbor day? (or easter, or thanksgiving, or boxers, etc) It always means Christmas.

Welcome to the forums ;)

Sadly you are right about what it seems to mean in the USA but, like Veles, I'd like to see a more meaningful date. "Holidays" could mean more than one holiday to me also. If they mean by Christmas then they should say by Christmas or "the end of the year" or USA's Thanksgiving or ...
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