, a new installment in the space
action series in the works at Stardock. They say this represents a new start for
the franchise, saying it will come to PCs and consoles, with the PC version
expected next year. They also plan a founder's program to provide beta access
before the full release. The post includes a first few screenshots, and the
Stardock announced Star Control: Origins today. Star
Control: Origins is a sci-fi action/adventure game with many RPG elements set in
the future where the player is the captain of Earthís first interstellar
starship that explores a procedurally created galaxy, makes contact with various
alien races, explores unique worlds, and engages in action packed battles, all
while trying to unravel the complex intrigue that has the galaxy on the brink of
"We Earthlings are the newcomers to the galactic scene," said Brad Wardell,
Executive Producer. "The dozen plus space-faring species have been hatching
their schemes since before we got out of trees. Now, suddenly, they have to deal
with those meddling apes from Sol 3 who threaten to upset the plot."
The game starts in the year 2086 with the unaware humans receiving a distress
call from an alien ship that has crashed on the moon of Triton, leading to the
formation of Star Control, an international space agency dedicated to protecting
the Earth. The player takes on the role of The Captain of Earthís first
interstellar ship whose first mission is to investigate the the distress signal.
Star Control: Origins represents a new start for the beloved franchise. Stardock
acquired the rights to Star Control 1/2/3 from Atari and since then has launched
a new game studio in Towson Maryland specifically to create the new Star Control
title. The classic series is available for sale on Stardock's newly launched
StarControl.com website with players also able to pre-order Star Control:
Origins and join the Founderís Program.
"Star Control is ultimately about us Earthlings exploring the galaxy, finding
and talking to strange alien civilizations, and hopefully living to tell the
tale," said Wardell. "We are hopeful those who remember the original trilogy
will like the direction weíre taking here while at the same time introducing a
whole new generation to the awesomeness of a game that combined action,
adventure, and roleplaying in a sci-fi game simultaneously."
Star Control: Origins is scheduled for release on PC and consoles with the PC
release scheduled for 2017.
Players interested in joining the Founder's program for $35 will gain access to
the upcoming beta program as well as access to the Founderís Vault, mod tools,
private journals and more.
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