Stargate SG-1 pulled from developer

JoWood cites quality issues as reason for canceling contract, action game's future uncertain.

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Austrian publisher JoWood has terminated its contract with Perception, the Australian studio that was, until now, developing Stargate SG-1: The Alliance. As per the contract, all rights to the game, as well as the developed source code, have transferred to JoWood's possession. Namco was originally slated to release the action game to the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC in North America this fall.

In the announcement, JoWood CEO Albert Seidl designated the game's quality as the primary issue that led to the contract's termination. Apparently, JoWood did not believe that Perception could produce a game that would both satisfy fans of the series and arrive on time. "In recent months we have invested a lot of time and resources in helping Perception finish the development, but we now simply have lost confidence in their ability to finish this project in time and sufficient quality," Seidl said.

Executive producer Michael Paeck stated that the future of the Stargate SG-1 is largely up in the air and that the company has to determine if it is economically viable to finish production before trying to find another developer. Interestingly, Paeck also said that one of the options in front of the publisher is to move development of the game to next-gen consoles.

For more on Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, see GameSpot's impressions from this year's E3.

Discussion

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newb16
newb16

Aperently people from IGN cant say sh*t especialy when they are making up things for a game they dont know anything about. So IGN if your reading this I hope that you choke on your own words you dumb ases. " According to IGN.Com, an "administrator posting in the game's official forum stating that the game has been cancelled". However, this has never been officially confirmed by the developer, Perception Studios, despite forcing the majority of its staff into redundancy in January 2006. After a two year long legal battle with JoWood, Perception won their fight in December 2007 with JoWood admitting they had no rights to Stargate. In fact Perception has all rights to the Stargate SG1: The Alliance game, and any further Stargate game releases. It is expected that work will now continue in some way on The Alliance, although existing parts of the already made game may not be used." Oh and this is from Wikipedia.org

arcclonetrooper
arcclonetrooper

we just wnat the game ... ok can someone find me a phone book and i find this JoWood and then i go beat him to death .. i be happy then still wnat stargate the game know