With the rumour mill in over drive regarding the fate of Stargate Worlds, the developers of the game, have released an official press release stating that development is still very much in progress.
This announcement by the developers comes hot off the recently published statement in which Brad Wright, all but much implies that Stargate Worlds was most likely never going to get released, wether this implication was due to a lack of communication between the developing studio and the head of the Stargate Franchise is not currently known.
You can read the official press release below
Our official response is that the lights here are still on and the development team is working hard every day to get this game built.
I’ve been asked from many corners lately to provide an official response to a story circulated by Gateworld.net. I spoke with Darren Sumner, the author of the story, soon after it was posted and gave him a detailed response to the article which he decided not to publish.
Our official response is that the lights here are still on and the development team is working hard every day to get this game built. Team members are in the office seven days a week to deliver Stargate Worlds. Brad Wright is the Stargate expert and a creative consultant on Stargate Worlds who advises us on the story; unfortunately we had not recently updated him on our progress or the impact from the current global economic crisis, and he was not fully aware of the continuing progress on our game.
It’s true that the production of Stargate Worlds has been significantly impacted by the greatest worldwide economic downturn in decades, but we are still raising enough money from angel investors to keep the dev team working.
We are currently negotiating several deals that will cover our financial responsibilities and fund the remainder of development. When we sign those deals, you’ll hear about it. Until then, we’ll keep building Stargate Worlds, because right now, that’s the only thing that matters to us.
It is worth noting that unless an official statement has been released by the developers regarding the fate of Stargate Worlds, then all other announcements and news related articles should be taken lightly when making assumptions regarding its fate.