EA and Maxis Wednesday announced that the highly-anticipated Spore has gone gold (or if you want to be cute about it, the splitting of cells has begun).
"We are so excited to finally get Spore into the hands of fans and players," said Lucy Bradshaw, executive producer of Spore. "The most engaging stories are truly the ones people create themselves, and we can't wait to see how players not only craft and explore the Spore universe, but hear what stories they have to tell as a result."
For the uninitiated, Spore is the next game from legendary designer Will Wright, creator of the best selling PC game of all time, The Sims. In Spore, players are allowed to build their own personal universe by creating life, establishing tribes, building civilizations, and even space travel.
The full-featured game arrives on PC and Mac on September 7, with spin-off titles Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS and Spore Origins for mobile phones launching on the same day.