You cannot conceive of the genre of strategy without two heavyweights as Civilization and X-COM. Two sagas created by MicroProse in the nineties and that they currently belong to 2K Games. The first is still linked to Sid Meier (co-founder of MicroProse in 1982) through h is study Firaxis Games, curiously the same team in charge of the XCOM Total Renewal
The pity is that MicroProse disappeared from the scene in 2002 after going through various hands in the late nineties and early twenty-first century, such as Hasbro Interactive and the legendary French Infogrames. Hence it is surprising to discover his return, almost two decades later, with the help of Bill Stealy himself.
The former MicroProse co-founder along with the aforementioned Sid Meier, is one of the people who are advising David Lagettie, the "culprit" of the resurgence of MicroProse in the middle of 2020, as detailed in an interview in GamesIndustry.biz.
As he says, he has been "since 2005 trying to find out what happened to MicroProse dreamed of bringing her back to life." And it is precisely what you have just achieved along with former members of MicroProse, to produce three video games along with twenty more to reveal in the future. An optimistic figure, right?
The new direction of MicroProse in 2020
With Grand Prix 4 being the last game developed by the original MicroProse in mid 2002, the new MicroProse will not have those legendary IPs
And who is Lagettie? He is no stranger to video games, since he has worked developing military simulators, being CEO and founder of the Australian branch of the Czechs Bohemia Interactive (experts in the field thanks to the saga WEAPON). There he created the special military training simulators VBS
Therefore, the military theme will predominate in many of the games that will come out under the new MicroProse (which will keep your logo, by the way), as are the cases of Sea power, from Triassic Games; and Task Force Admiralby Drydock Dreams. And of course, the strategy with Hexdraw, from Second Front. Although there will also be adventures and, of course, racing simulators.
The vast majority of its releases will be out in 2021 and over the next four years, although a few will go on sale in late 2020. It is worth that it will not be the same MicroProse without Civilization or XCOM, but we are happy to see his return due to the importance of his name between the 80s and 90s.