Stardock Acquires Rights to Star Control Franchise

Stardock have just announced that they have secured the rights to the classic PC franchise Star Control. They’re wasting no time on this one as they are looking to start development on a new game in the series  this year.

“We expect the new Star Control to come in the form of a reboot, similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM series last year,” said Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock. “We are looking at Star Control II as a major source of inspiration.”

After 20 years as an independent studio, Stardock are one of the few studios left that deal exclusively in PC gaming, with strong ties to the strategy genre. Stardock are the team behind the Galactic Civilisations series as well as the multi-award winning Sins of a Solar Empire, which blended elements of 4X and Real time strategy together into something truly wonderful. In fact PC Gamer Magazine recently included both Galactic Civilizations II and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion as part of their top 100 PC games of all time list.

Star Control has maintained a cult following as a beloved PC franchise over the years, with the original title having options for melee or strategy gameplay in a science fiction setting. The sequel, imaginatively called Star Control II, expanded on the Star Control universe in the form of an adventure game and shooter combination. Star Control II still still makes it onto best PC games of all time lists from both new and seasoned PC gamers.

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