Any check up on Wargaming would not be complete without reviewing the granddaddy of space based strategy, Master of Orion. First created by Simtex in 1993, recreated by the same group in 1996, and disastrously turned over to Alan Emrich in 2003, I’ve been waiting forever for this to re-emerge.
The risk is, MOO was the perfect game for it’s time and can’t really be recreated. This is certainly a possibility given the massive numbers of space-based games created since, none of which has captured my imagination like MOO. Then again, I haven’t seen anyone put the “Big Ships Vs Small Ships” together in a balanced way since – including MOO2 – or really capture the ability to conquer via ways other than destroying all your enemies or unifying the galaxy peacefully.
The new art concepts for the races are mostly complete.
No release date. No “Early Access” availability. Still, I can’t wait for the game to show up, whenever it finally does.