Ad Ben: 3Dfx Technology
This is not an excuse to post Lara Croft's butt! Note the F-108 Panther-class space superiority fighter in the upper left-hand corner. For Wing Commander Prophecy, Origin made an agreement with up-and-coming 3D accelerator group 3Dfx to support their platform. Much as previous games tended to favor one sound card over another, games in the late 1990s would pledge allegiance to different 3D acceleration standards. The specific terms of the deal are unknown, but game developers frequently use these agreements to supplant their budgets or in exchange for other support (such as development hardware.) 3Dfx would have been eager to establish as large a stable of supporting games as possible to build out their platform... and this advertisement is certainly proof of their licensing efforts!