News Archive - February 2008
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Over the past couple of days The Spore Zone has experienced some downtime. The site is now back and should remain online properly from now on again. The server this site runs on has been hacked due to a security hole in PHP 4. We have now switched to using the newer PHP 5. If you notice anything odd on the site, especially if you notice that something is broken, please do not hesitate to contact us and inform us about the problem. We expect everything will run just fine though. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the downtime, and hope you'll continue to enjoy The Spore Zone as you always did.
EA has finally announced what will be the date when Spore will be released: 7 September 2008. It'll be out worldwide that weekend. Some countries may already receive the game in the days before the seventh. First and foremost there is a PC and Mac version, which are both equal. Besides that EA is also working on a version of Spore for the DS, and another for Mobile phones, both of which will probably be very different from the PC/Mac game. Other versions have not yet been announced, though GameSpot reported in October last year that at least a Wii version is also in the making.
We have also confirmed that this date, 7 September, will not change unless there are drastic reasons to do so. A release date announcement trailer has been posted at the official site. An American and Australian newsletter (both with the same text, different layout) has also been sent out, showing the new logo of the game and a message from Will Wright.
Earlier this month The Spore Zone was invited to come over to the EA UK headquarters in Chertsey to take a look at Spore. We spent some time playing the PC game as well as the DS and Mobile versions of Spore, all of which are expected to be released 7 September of this year. Our sneak peak of the game is now ready for your consumption. Spread across 2 pages, here is our exclusive Spore preview.