Maxis is poised to reveal a new action role-playing title based on the Spore franchise during a panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. According to Eurogamer
, the abrupt declaration is courtesy of a Comic-Con session listing which outlines plans to reveal the title during a special event.
The listing for the July 24 event reads:
Video Game Reveal: Maxis Studio - Maxis Studio (The Sims and Spore video games) has just announced their next project, a brand new, Sci-Fi Action-RPG based on the DNA of Spore. Join key leads from the dev team, Thomas Vu, Paul Sottosanti and Lauren McHugh, for the first game reveal to the public!
Spore received generally favorable reviews
following its release in 2008. In early 2009, famed-developer (and Spore mastermind) Will Wright announced he would be leaving EA and Maxis
to pursue other projects; soon afterwards the publishing giant laid-off
an undisclosed amount of employees at Maxis.Spore
has since been supported with various console and handheld spin-offs as well as two PC expansions.