23 January 2006 11:57
Just weeks before it was ready for release the enormously anticipated FPS game Stargate the Alliance has been cancelled :(
It was confirmed on the official forums a couple of days ago after rumours and stories started to hit the internet:
"It pains me to say this but unfortunately Stargate SG-1 The Alliance has been canceled.
An official statement is forth coming from MGM and/or perception in the coming days.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the employees of Perception all the very best for the future. Having seen the game first hand I know you guys did a fantastic job and you have every right to feel proud of what you have done.
I encourage all the Perception employees who are hidden members of this forum to let yourselves be known. You should be proud of the work you have done and I encourage all members of the forum here to congratulate the Perception crew and to wish them all the very best.
Anyone involved in the focus testing that occured recently is no longer held by the NDA. You are free to talk openly about the game and all you know of it.
If you are one of these people and are unsure of the legitimacy of this, please PM me and I will explain further."
It all seems to stem from a parting of the ways between developers Perception and Publishers JoWooD Productions. Since then, despite several offers from new publishers, MGM (who own the Stargate license and have to approve everything) have failed to respond in any way (so it seems) least of all to actually approve a new publisher.
Eventually Perception ran out of money and had to lay off all the staff and shut down the project.
Hopefully, MGM will make an official statement to explain what's happened and to provide some hope that this game will see the light of day.