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The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« on: May 08, 2006, 07:05:47 pm »
Official Release date announced: Sept. 7th, 2008


**CURRENT AS OF EDIT DATE**

** IN ORDER FROM OLDEST TO MOST RECENT DATES (TOP TO BOTTOM)**



Fall 2006 - June 6, 2005. Will Wright said this would be the time of release last June.

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http://www.gamingsteve.com/archives/2005/06/gaming_steve_ep_11.php

GS: Alright, everyone asked it … you don’t have to give me an “official launch date”. Is it coming out this year?

WW: Fall. Fall '06. Thanks for coming by Steve. Sorry it was so rushed.



Q1 2007 - April 25, 2006. Gamestop put this as the release date for orders. It was later reported by Gamespot:

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A glance at the new and noteworthy changes to the Web sites of merged retailers EBgames and GameStop this week casts light on a number of new release dates. First and foremost, it seems Will Wright's Spore needs a little more time in the Petri dish, as the retailer is listing a February 1, 2007, release for the ambitious simulation game.



After April of 2007 - May 3, 2006. In the EA Q4 2006 Conference Call, a spokesman said it would not be released in this fiscal (meaning it would be not be released before March 31, 2007).

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http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=9162

Electronic Arts also confirmed in the earnings call that Will Wright's Spore will not ship in this fiscal year, meaning that the much-awaited title will not debut until at least April 2007.



2007...May 10, 2006. Gamespot Spore E3 Preview. It seems very vague. They may have said it to confirm the above date, or to simply avoid contradicting themselves.

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http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/spore/news.html?sid=6150118

Spore is scheduled for release in 2007. Look for GameSpot's full coverage of it from the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo.



April/Early May - May 11, 2006. In Gamespy's "Breakfast with Will", Wright confirms an early next-fiscal-year release, meaning it'll be released either April, or early May. This is by far the most reliable release date as of yet, so Spore is pretty far away - but hey, at least most of our classes will be over!  ;D

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http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/spore/707976p1.html

WW: We're saying that SPORE is coming out in 2007. The message that we are getting from [Electronic Arts] corporate is "Don't screw it up," which is great. What they mean is, "Lets get it right." This will be the game's last E3.

GameSpy: So it will come out in the first quarter of 2007?

    WW: Probably just after that, though we are not being precise. What we are saying is just outside the fiscal year, which is March.

GameSpy: So April or early May?

    WW: Yeah. Right.

Sept. 7th, 2008 - Feb. 12, 2008  EA releases official date and teaser trailer.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iZ3PQ44Rh8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iZ3PQ44Rh8</a>



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OTHER PROGRESS RELATED INFORMATION:


CGW June 2006 Spore Exclusive - The following excerpt explains what exactly the Maxis team was doing as of early April, 2006. It's important to keep in mind that as the project continues, employee counts go up...





I'll update this thread as soon as more information comes in...

I think it'd be wise for a mod to sticky this.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2008, 10:57:50 am by Danzik »




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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 07:29:14 pm »
"Fine. Don't believe me. I'm not lying. all your laziness which you mistake for something funney is driving me insane, quit fooling around!  dude this is just wrong, very wrong. reality does not consist of constrained language. go lock this thread malt. I love the payment."4MOD

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 07:32:09 pm »
Why did you post that?
Check out my (Thurlin's) creatures, building, and vehicles.  You won't be disappointed.

http://www.spore.com/flash/csa_widget.swf?userid=2263477425&username=Thurlin&host=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spore.com%2Fview%2Fuser-thumbnail

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 07:33:03 pm »
very nice. It shows how their progress in terms of employee expansion is relevant to their release information.


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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 07:38:12 pm »
very nice. It shows how their progress in terms of employee expansion is relevant to their release information.

Ok fair enough.
Check out my (Thurlin's) creatures, building, and vehicles.  You won't be disappointed.

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006, 07:56:28 pm »
I wanna know where they went for vacation in June 2002. ;)

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2006, 08:11:21 pm »
its cool that this thread exists finally.


PS. that reminds me sometimes i feel like "wow I am so glad i exist instead of not existing"
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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2006, 08:23:10 pm »
PS. that reminds me sometimes i feel like "wow I am so glad i exist instead of not existing"

Dude, I have thoughts like that too! ;)
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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006, 08:25:51 pm »
on gamespots EA announcements it's got the spore release date as TBA, so you might as well wait 'til tomorrow at the very least

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006, 08:36:19 pm »
on gamespots EA announcements it's got the spore release date as TBA, so you might as well wait 'til tomorrow at the very least

true, I'll update the thread appropriately. Even if a release date is announced, I'm this thread will still serve a purpose. Big projects like Spore (i.e. Oblivion) often encounter multiple delays...


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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2006, 08:39:25 pm »
Like the Sims 2... Delayed a whole year from its original release date.
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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2006, 09:56:50 pm »
With a 6-month spread between the earliest and latest release dates, there basically isn't any definite release date anymore... ???

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2006, 10:11:57 pm »
maybe the april release date is will pre-accounting for possible delays... that way it will be a game delivered *dun dun dun* ON TIME!  hmm... or maybe its only guesswork.

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2006, 11:52:58 pm »
Easier: it's done when it's done.

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Re: The Release Date Thread *Official date - Sept 7, 2008*
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2006, 04:13:31 am »
Easier: it's done when it's done.

If only life were that simple. It's done when both EA & Maxis find it sufficient enough - which is why we have release dates.


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