The penultimate issue of The Point of Origin, June 13, 1998, includes only a single mention of Wing Commander. Can this really be the end? Tune in next time to find out.
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- Spotlight: Views From the Floor at E3 includes mention of the two doomed projects: "Oblivion is a massively multiplayer space combat game being built by Microsoft R&D. This game is certainly going to be competition for Privateer Online. They claimed that they would ship this Christmas. The graphics engine was pretty good, but their HUD could use some work. We can certainly do a better game than this, but they are going to be on the market first... Half-life is a novel Quake-style game. One of its interesting twists is a very high level of interaction between the player and other characters. In some scenes, there was an AI controlled 'wingman' for the player, much like we were hoping to do quite some time ago for a space marine game based in the Wing Commander universe."
Point of Origin
Vol. VIII, No. 2 - June 13, 1998
Spotlight: Views From the Floor at E3
You're just a buncha troublemakers
Jane's PR On Assignment
The EC Wants You!
Eat Yummy Chow, Play the Free Games, Get Back to Work
Product Support Hijinx
Who's the New Guy??