Addressing concerns raised by Stargate television show producer Brad Wright, developer Cheyenne Mountain has issued a statement assuring everyone that development on Stargate Worlds is still underway.
Wright voiced his concerns over the game's development last Friday in an interview with fan site GateWorld, calling the lack of progress on the project "a terrible shame." Now Cheyenne's senior marketing manager Kevin Balentine addresses those concerns, revealing that Brad Wright is actually a creative consultant on the title who they hadn't been keeping in the loop.
Our official response is that the lights here are still on and the development team is working hard every day to get this game built. Team members are in the office seven days a week to deliver Stargate Worlds. Brad Wright is the Stargate expert and a creative consultant on Stargate Worlds who advises us on the story; unfortunately we had not recently updated him on our progress or the impact from the current global economic crisis, and he was not fully aware of the continuing progress on our game.
Balentine went on to explain that while development had been impacted by the economic downturn, they are seeking outside funding to keep their expenses covered while continuing to work on the game.
"We are currently negotiating several deals that will cover our financial responsibilities and fund the remainder of development. When we sign those deals, you'll hear about it. Until then, we'll keep building Stargate Worlds, because right now, that's the only thing that matters to us."
Let's hope it still matters to the show's fans as well.