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Stargate: SG1 – The Alliance Canned? Again?

Posted by inpheaux on January 22nd, 2006 at 2:35 am

Sorry if this is starting to sound repetitive, but it looks like Stargate: SG1 - The Alliance may be down for the count this time.

In a post to their forums yesterday, one of the admins of the semi-official fansite Stargate-Game.com announced that he had word from inside Perception [the game's developers] stating that after years of development and major publisher issues last summer, the game had seriously been cancelled, for real this time. No reason was given, and he's been rather tight-lipped on protecting his sources, but he has mentioned several times that it was confirmed by multiple people from inside Perception.

This seems somewhat fishy to me. Maybe I'm just gun-shy since the last major news we had about The Alliance was the abrupt reversal from "totally cancelled" to "no seriously it's not cancelled honest". Maybe it's just the justaposition of this news with a recent interview that's currently being announced at the top of Perception's homepage. I'm not entriely sure, but I think it's a combination of these.

I'm only somewhat wary of the news, though, it's still probably true. The game has been on very shaky ground since the shenanigains that erupted last year. It seemed like things might have been turning around, since they did a semi-public test-day last month, but other than that we've heard very little over the past year. In my experience, when you hear very little about a game that's supposed to be released within a few months, things generally aren't going so well.

Of course, this news just had to conveniently break on a Friday afternoon, so the earliest we could possibly expect confirmation would be Monday morning. As such, we sorta expect confirmation from Perception, MGM or both on at least some time next week. When a confirmation or denial comes in, we'll update accordingly.

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