ORIGIN is proud to announce some exciting news about the next Wing Commander project. Late this summer, ORIGIN Systems is going to redefine online entertainment once again with the release of Wing Commander: Secret Ops, an entire game set in the Wing Commander universe and only available through the Internet.
Secret Ops will be a stand alone product with 56 new single player missions split into seven downloadable episodes. This method of releasing game content online in an episodic fashion is unprecedented in our industry. Certainly it emphasizes ORIGIN's commitment to breaking new ground in the creation and delivery of game content on the Internet. ORIGIN will post a new Secret Ops episode on the Wing Commander web site, http://www.secretops.com, each week beginning later this summer. On the days leading up to each episode, ORIGIN will post new fiction from the Secret Ops story which will set the stage for the downloadable missions. Each set of missions will be the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, adrenaline-pumping action you've come to expect from a Wing Commander game. But this time it will only be available via the Internet.
Secret Ops continues the thrilling story from Wing Commander: Prophecy, released late last year. Propelled through brand new game engine cinematics, the Secret Ops story will leave players on the edge of their seats anticipating the next episode. It will include new, more enhanced weapons from Prophecy and larger more intensified battles. There will also be new Confed bases and remote stations to explore and even cameos from past Wing Commander ships (a secret we'll pass along to you at a later date).
And there's even more great news. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to experience this unique event, ORIGIN is giving away Secret Ops absolutely free (except for standard Internet connection charges). It's ORIGIN's way of saying "thank you" to our valued customers and supporters. In the coming weeks, you'll see and hear even more about this special event. For now, we'd like for you to point you to this quick preview of Wing Commander: Secret Ops. located at http://www.secretops.com.
Executive Producer, Maverick Productions/ORIGIN Systems