Less than a year after Electronic Gaming Monthly suspended its two-decade-old print magazine, original founder Steve Harris has announced that December 1 will mark EGM's return. Harris announced that he owned the print and publishing rights for the high profile industry magazine after the Hearst Corporation bought control of its online arm 1UP. He predicted a forthcoming relaunch for EGM, but today that second coming has an official date.
"Plans put in motion today for EGM to return on December 1...," Harris wrote from his Twitter account.
Though precisely what form EGM will take when it re-emerges from limbo this Winter has been outlined, gamers, publishers and developers all be watching to see what the long-running title's reincarnation looks like. Given the volatile market for print publications right now, any new launch or re-launch comes with magnified stakes.
EGM has rich history to surf on, of course, but seeing how Harris leverages that 20-year legacy and repositions it following the magazine's departure from publisher Ziff Davis will be a spectacle in of itself.
What do you think Steve Harris needs to do for EGM to succeed when it relaunches in December? What elements of the magazine do you hope he keeps intact? Sound off in the comment section below.