My Response From Spark Unlimited + VGA’s Outcome
Well folks, there’s not much I can really say about the outcome of the VGA’s this year. A lot of people seemed pretty confident that they would finally be announcing Battlefront 3, and naturally we were all disappointed yet again (although I was happy to hear about the new Elder Scrolls game).
Spark Unlimited has been the big focus the last week or so as well, with multiple theories and even one person, “confirming” on his own that they are the developers. I decided that I would send off an email of my own to Spark Unlimited and I received an email back from one of their Chief Technology Officers.
Now, while I didn’t receive back a confirmation email, he didn’t deny the fact either. You can interpret his response in any way you see fit, I’m taking it as a good thing and not giving up hope.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Everyone keeps asking. Unfortunately, our NDA’s (non-disclosure agreement) with publishers prevents us from talking about the products we work on. It’s is up the publisher and their marketing/PR engine to determine what information is given out and when. Word on that game really has to come straight from Lucas Arts. You do have to realize that publishers have a plan – be it good or bad – to release information. These days a publisher will typically wait to after the holidays to announce a game. They don’t want to cannibalize their holiday sales. So, it if it going to be announced, I would it will be during the announcement season of March through June.”
So, what do you think? Do you think he’s quietly hinting that it will be announced sometime in Spring 2011?
I’ll be interested to hear everyone’s opinion on this!