Eurogamer has a feature on the millennium, like all gaming sites it seems, called "Millennium for Gamers." They mention Elite as a critical game for the genre and say that Privateer owes it a debt here. Ultima Online is also credited here. They confirm that UO is Origin's most profitable game ever and provide one more in a long list of solid indications that the next Wing Commander game will be "online." Thanks to ATFW.