The First Time Ever I Saw Your Space
A long-lost treasure has been restored to the archives: the very earliest Wing Commander III screenshots! These were put out by origin in late May 1994 and they broke some hearts. It was immediately obvious to everyone that Heart of the Tiger was a spectacular leap from Wing Commander II in terms of graphical quality... and system requirements! Take special note of the oddly textured carrier flight deck and the 'triangle' Kilrathi transport. The tringular troopships did not appear in the PC release of Wing Commander III... but they did star in the 3DO version and appear in a famous Wing Commander IV cutscene.
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Update published on 10/26/2010. View all news from that day.
Space More Black
We recently saw the earliest known build of Wing Commander III which showed the gameplay circa May, 1994. Today we have a glimpse of what Heart of the Tiger looked like two months later, on July 9, 1994. Stay tuned to watch the game take shape!
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Update published on 10/29/2010. View all news from that day.
What? WING COMMANDER III is Evolving!
It is September 8, 1994. Two months have passed since we last saw Wing Commander III and the combat engine feels a lot more familiar now--the final transport appears and you get the sense that this is actually a familiar early mission (the Hellcats help).
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Update published on 11/1/2010. View all news from that day.
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This is our third, final and largest set of pre-release Wing Commander III screenshots. These were taken by an Origin employee several weeks after the last batch, on September 26, 1994. The game is still almost two months from shipping--and, in places, it shows: check out the VDU image for the Behemoth. There's a LOT of Arrow pictures that go along with this update. Check them (and all the previous early game engine shots) out here!
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Update published on 11/4/2010. View all news from that day.