The sci-fi MMO Stargate Worlds
had mostly fallen off of our radar, and with good reason. It's seemed that Stargate Worlds
would not see a release -- the developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment
faced major cash flow issues
resulting in employees not being paid and subsequent lawsuits
. There were also departures of some of the major individuals
connected with the game's development that painted a grim picture. There has been the occasional glimmer of hope
of obtaining more funding, though, and some of the Stargate Worlds
team has stuck with the project
as additional financing for the title was sought. Now it seems things may be turning around for Stargate Worlds
with the latest bit of info we came across, that Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment
has gotten that needed funding. Dana Massey over at MMORPG.com
recently spoke with CME about where the project stands. Massey writes, "Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment has received the funding that they believe will allow them to complete work on Stargate Worlds, and eventually pay back vendors and past and present employees who are still owed back pay."
Massey quotes CME's Creative Director Shane Hensley
who says, "Things are actually very good here right now. We received some funding commitments that will provide financing over time and allow us to move forward with development and start catching up on our past due financial obligations, including some back payroll that we paid last week."
This is some of the most positive news regarding the future of Stargate Worlds
that we've heard for some time, and we suspect a number of our readers who are fans of the Stargate IP will be pleased to hear things may be looking up for this title.