MGM have threatened to pull the plug on the floundering MMO, Stargate Worlds, according to a report today.
An article on mmorpg.com claims that an ex employee of publisher, FireSky, revealed that a deadline of 1 August has been given for the company to find new investment. Failure to do so will result in the game’s licence being wthdrawn.
A group of doctors are apparently considering an $8 million investment into the company which would allow development to continue, employees to be paid overdue wages, and Stargate Worlds to be launched, but the former employee doubts the deal will take place.
The director of new business at FireSky, Shane Hensley, responded to the report and denied that MGM has given any dates for investment to be secured by, although he admits the situation isn’t ideal.
“MGM certainly isn’t thrilled with our current situation, but neither do we have any specific indication they’re pulling the license on any particular date,”
The source also said that only two people are still working on the game.
There have been manyover the past few months that the game is in trouble, namely about the website that counted the number of days since employees of Cheyenne Mountain, SGW developers, had been paid. We’ve contacted FireSky for a further comment on the situation with Stargate Worlds.