Stardock, makers of Galactic Civilizations and Sins of a Solar Empire, are now in control of the Star Control IP, and plan to reboot the series, the company announced today.
“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, Stardock’s president and CEO. “We are looking at Star Control 2 as a major source of inspiration.”
The original Star Control debuted on Amiga and MS-DOS in 1990. Star Control 2 was released on PC in 1992, and the last entry in the series—Star Control III—hit PC and Macs in 1996. The franchise blends elements of adventure games and space-faring shoot ’em ups (shmups).
Stardock acquired the rights to Star Control from Atari, who began selling their assets earlier this year after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.