Can a game as massive as Wing Commander IV be ported to a console? The answer... is yes! Several ports of the game were released over the years:
Macintosh: The Macintosh port, done by Lion Entertainment, is a very close copy of the PC release. No big surprises!
Windows 95: Origin sold boxed Windows 95 versions of WC4 and also made an upgrade patch available for the original release.
DVD: The DVD version of WC4 was an incredible achievement. It was one of the first DVD games and featured a flipper disc of high quality movies. Computers at the time weren't up to playing the video, requiring a special Creative Labs decoder card be installed. A lesser known DVD version also exists, consisting of all six CDs of the normal game on one disc.
Playstation: The PSX version of WC4 was developed in-house, with an eye towards doing the game in a less confusing way than the complicated WC3 port. Unfortunately, a four disc limit meant that a good number of missions were cut from the game!
GameTap: Wing Commander 4 was one of three Wing Commander titles available through the GameTap service.
PSN: Wing Commander 4, from the PlayStation version, is currently available for sale on the Playstation Network. As a result, you can play WC4 on your PS3 console or PSP handheld!
One port was cancelled early in development--a version for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. That's really a shame, as the 3DO version of Heart of the Tiger was amazing.