Earlier today we linked to a report from GameTrailers noting that EA would not be supporting their 2011-released RPG Darkspore in the face of persistent errors. The moderator on the forum in question where this alleged announcement took place, however, is not an EA employee, EA said in an email to Kotaku today.
Here's the statement we received:
Maxis continues to support Darkspore and its servers. We recently resolved a problem where players were having issues connecting to the game.
The post in question came from a moderator who is not an employee of EA. That post has been updated to reflect accurate information. Players experiencing technical issues should contact help.ea.com for customer support.
No word yet on whether the game will be back on Steam—as of this writing Fahey tells me it's still not in the Steam store—even after the connection issues have, as EA says, been resolved. We've asked EA and will update this post as we hear more.
Update: After we reached out for comment, an EA spokesperson sent the following statement to Kotaku:
Steam is in the process of relisting Darkspore on their service. It should be returning in the near future.