David confirmed the truth to the story, that their planned next project in the Wing Commander/Privateer universe, which was so early in development it had not yet been announced, has now been canceled, a move meant to focus their resources on other projects. While David said Origin still considers Wing Commander/Privateer an important franchise, right now it is just not one of their priorities. When asked if there would be another Wing Commander or Privateer game in the future, David wouldn't rule it out, but specifically said he does not want that to raise expectations, saying there are no plans in the immediate future, and the best way to characterize it is: "never say never."
You may have noticed that we've added the CIC's Second Anniversary to the Up and Coming section. On August 10, we'll be celebrating the event in the CIC IRC channel #Wingnut. Last year, on our first birthday, we opened the Ships Database and handed out door prizes. You can read last year's logs here (long version) and here (short version). We already have several neat things planned for this year's party...
There is a lot of comm chatter in the missions which helps the immersion factor. It reminds me a lot of Wing Commander, actually. When you kill an enemy fighter they tend to taunt you as they blow up. Your wingmen talk back and forth while in combat and even more so when the action cools down.Secret Ops also used extensive comm chatter to deliver the story and immerse the player. You can find the article here.
A report by Tony Knox. Exceptional weather conditions on Hermes have resulted in a wide-scale drought. Reservoir levels are at an all-time low, and emergency rationing is in force. Authorities have stated that if imports are not forthcoming huge fatalities will result.