An opportunity to show off your quality, or maybe just nerd-cred; MicroProse was purchased and comes back to life after being dead for more than two decades. The simple name of MicroProse in the late 80s and early 90s was a promise that you are about to bite into a fleshy simulator of sorts. The studio was famous for having surprisingly large documentation that turned their instruction manuals into novels only by length and flew large expanses of time into the night.
Admittedly, this resurgence can only be by name, although it appears as one of the founding members, Bill Stealey, is involved in this resurrection, so we won’t be too quick to discredit the name. There is still a minimum of pedigree in the company, both in the employees and in the IP, that MicroProse has been able to regain control.Old-School Nerds Celebrate As MicroProse, A Formerly Legendary Studio, Has Been Revived
MicroProse was originally founded by Bill Stealey and Sid Meier (which should be a household name) in 1982, and they worked together to bring the game into a new (indefinite) era, creating a multitude games that are still played either in their original form or through sequels. A little glimpse of their works includes Pirates !, Civilization, Master of Orion, X-COM: UFO Defense, Railroad Tycoon, Ultima 5, and even had a hand in RollerCoaster Tycoon.