A programming schedule for San Diego Comic Con 2010 reveals a "brand new, Sci-Fi Action-RPG based on the DNA of Spore." "There've been rumors and the images surfaced on Spore forums claim that the game will be called "Darkspore". The rumors on Spore forums also claim that players will be confronting the Darkspore in the game. Darkspore are supposedly an alien race that wants to take over the galaxy. CinemaBlend has uncovered a Darkspore.com link that currently redirects to Spore.com. It was also discovered that the URL is currently owned by Electronic Arts." Below is a listing from the Comic Con Programming Schedule:
"Maxis Studio (The Sims and Spore video games) announced their next project, a brand new, Sci-Fi Action-RPG based on the DNA of Spore," says an event listing for SDCC. "Join key leads from the dev team, Thomas Vu, Paul Sottosanti and Lauren McHugh, for the first game reveal to the public!"