Gamespot's PC Graveyard article on Jane's A-10 Warthog (a cancelled project) contains several neat Wing Commander/Privateer Online mentions. This is without a doubt one of the biggest confirmations we've seen so far.
From page 5:
It was obvious that we had the best team in the building, and we should be doing online stuff! When we approached Lucas for the Star Wars license, that was the first step. That fell through, so [we] started to design Wing Commander Online. This was after the entire Wing Commander Prophecy team left for Bootprint. We asked for a decision to be made about A-10's future - with expectations that it would be supported, marketed, and sold well, or dropped right then - so we could work on the more important, more strategic, and much cooler Wing Commander Online.From page 8:
According to Swofford, "Many of the people on the A-10 team were transitioned into online projects which were underway at the time." Apparently, not many stayed. A source on the A-10 team states that out of a team that numbered around 20 individuals when it was cancelled, "Right now, there are only seven of those people still at Origin. They are all on Privateer Online."The full article can be found here. Previous POL/WCOL confirmations have been archived in the Privateer Online section. Thanks to Joseph Yu-wen Huang and everyone else who submitted the news.