It's worth noting that Spore
isn't in the 2008 fiscal year plans for EA. This means that Spore
is not expected
to release until, at a minimum, April of 2008. Observant readers probably saw this coming when last month Soren Johnson, lead designer for Civ IV
the Spore development team, meaning that there's probably still a little way to go. We'll just make the pain of this post come to a abrupt end by saying that Spore
has been in development since 2000 and only prescient aliens evolving on some other planet know when it'll actually release.