Eh, it was a general smartass reference to the previous two posts going in a bad direction. I guess I should probably just sit back and watch when things like that happen, though.
I've got to disagree with you and be the negative nanny here I'm afraid. EA has so many successful franchises that are coming out with new editions every year, like Madden. Why would EA even risk bring back a new game from an old series from a genre that appears to be dying out. The only way I could see WC coming back would be for EA to sell the liscence to a smaller company, who would be willing to take on a project like this, since they wouldn't be engrosed with other major series. Right now, all the WC fans out there can do is sit back and keep doing what they're doing, keeping WC alive until it can rise up again.Conrad said:EA will definatly look at Wing Commander in the future for a new product.
It's hard to predict the future -- it's the surprises that shape the industry. They predicted Ultima Online could have something like 2,000 subscribers... it hit big and now massively multiplayer games are a huge portion of the PC market. Someone will release a space game that sells big because it's somehow unique... or something will happen that makes the public conscious more interested in space... or some other type of game will 'bring back the joystick' and make the big companies willing to develop 'stick shooters again. There's lots of ways it could happen -- we just don't know when.So, when will this big teeter totter swing back in favor of Wing Commander. I'm sad to say that I can't see it happening in the near future as long as big online games such as Ultima are the big titles coming out, with Space Sims being pushed to the back. I can't even find Space Sims in my local EB, they just aren't around anymore...or so it seems at any rate.