April 16th, 2002
As many of you know, the Australian magazine PC PowerPlay has recently
released what they thought was a demo of Master of Orion III. Obviously this
has caused a big stir around the Quicksilver offices since we've never made
a MOOIII demo. Apparently what they got their hands on was a pre-alpha
version of MOOIII that was delivered as one of our normal milestone
deliveries to Infogrames and was never meant for public consumption. I spoke
to our producer at Infogrames this morning and what I've been told is that
one of the Infogrames employees at the Australian office gave the CD out
without authority and that led to its release. At this point Infogrames is
dealing the problem but obviously there's only a certain amount that can be
done after the fact.
So, for those that have seen the version, please realize that what you have
is NOT an official demo. It's a pre-alpha build that is buggy, incomplete
and needs a lot of tuning/adjustment of screens. Moreover, while we'll be
leaving any screenshots up on the forums that have been posted we will be
removing any links to actual copies of the version since we don't feel it's
representative of the game. Thanks for everyone's support.
Quicksilver Software Inc.