We missed this one last month. EA has announced that it is not working on an Earth & Beyond expansion pack. From what I've seen the first just didn't sell well enough to warrant it, however Ultima Online expansions in the past have done well to invigorate the game. There are a number of things they've officially stated are not in the works, however EA has countered that by saying they are committed to generating regular content for the game.
All of our resources are being used to develop additional content for the existing game including sectors, missions, epic encounters, updating skills, holiday events and items.
You can read the full update here. It's great to see that holiday events rank up there with new sectors and epic encounters.
Last week Delance notified us about an interview that GameSpy published with the guys from Penny Arcade. It turns out that it's quite old now, but we don't remember seeing it before. According to the PA guys, when they first met they would sit and play Wing Commander 3 on the 3DO.
Tycho - Yeah, the 3D0 was great. Wing Commander 3 came out first for the 3D0. We hooked up a stereo, and we had it set up with surround sound. Gabe didn't grow up playing computer games, that was me. It was all consoles.
You may remember that back in August when I visited Chris in Seattle, we met up with Tycho. Chris forced him to play Prophecy Advance and gave him a CIC pen for his troubles. I stood around irritating him with a video camera. Anyway, you can read the interview here.