The following points of interest correct and expand on our A Brief History of Master of Magic 2 information.
- In the A Brief History of Master of Magic 2 post below, it was speculated that Quicksilver discussed MoM2 with Infogrames when they were obtain the rights to make Master of Orion 3. It turns out that Master of Magic 2 was the first title Quicksilver asked for, but these discussions date back before Infogrames involvement to the Hasbro days, when Alameda was still making MoM2. With MoM2 not (then) available, Quicksilver happily took MoO3.
- It appears that Master of Orion 3 sales are an important litmus test for Infogrames. In the past couple years, several interviews and statements have tied MoM2s short-term future (to some degree) to the success or failure of MoO3. However, it seems that Infogrames is holding not only MoM but all the old MicroProse titles close until MoO3 is out. Think classic titles like Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon and XCom.
- Certainly many development houses would be interested in the old MicroProse licenses and will have approached Infogrames since the point when Infogrames acquired the rights to em. A rather unconfirmed rumor is that one of these developers is Sid Meyer/Firaxis, and that Master of Magic may have been one of the points of interest. (editorial: Ask em for Pirates!, Sid! Id love to see Firaxis working on that one.)