Maxis has announced the launch date of the latest Will Wright masterpiece, Spore.
September 7, 2008. They even have a quicktime movie just to announce it.
My previous blog post on Spore & Will Wright is here. I got to play with the creature builder for a few seconds at Macworld 2008 in San Francisco. It’s hard for me to comprehend how all-encompassing this game is going to be, or how long it may take to play through, let alone master. It seems an awful lot like SimLife + SimCity + Civilization + Spaceward Ho! to me.
Mark your calendars. I think it’s fair to say that US GDP may be impacted in Q3/Q4 2008 due to this launch. Combined with Starcraft 2, we may indeed have a recession this year just from lost productivity.