Our story so far...
Long ago, Paul Reiche and Fred Ford developed an amazing game called Star Control that was published by Accolade. They formed Toys for Bob and it was well received.
A couple years later, Toys for Bob made Star Control 2 and it was an instant classic.
When it came time to do a third one, Toys for Bob opted out and Accolade contracted development to a third party to create Star Control 3 which, while not a bad game, was no where near as well received as Star Control 2 was.
Star Control 3 was released in 1996.
Accolade was eventually acquired by Infrogrames which in turn was rebranded as Atari. But no new Star Control game was forthcoming.
This Summer, Atari filed for bankruptcy and Stardock, developer and/or publisher of Galactic Civilizations, Sins of a Solar Empire and Fallen Enchantress acquired Atari's rights to Star Control with the intent to make a new Star Control game.
And that's where we are now.