You are going to get Spore two days before the rest of us, on September 5, 2008! Not to mention, you gamers over there account for 60% of PC sales. Congratulations, you guys!

Maxis’s Patrick Buechner has explained why Spore is to be released in Europe on September 5, two days earlier than in the US.

Asked if Maxis was always aiming for a simultaneous release Buechner said, “Oh, absolutely. Europe probably represents about 60 per cent or more of our PC business, so getting it right in Europe is going to be a real focus over the next few months.”

“Getting the launch right, getting the game working right here, getting those online features working in Europe… Europe is the priority for Spore,” he continued.

Spore has been delayed several times since the original projected release of 2006, and more recent launch windows of late 2007 and spring 2008. September 5 is the first official date given and Buechner is confident it won’t change.

“We wanted to be able to give a date that we knew that we could stick to,” he said, explaining the long wait for release date confirmation. “And we’re really confident that we’re going to be able to make this date.”

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