If you've followed gaming news in the past several days there's no doubt that you've been inundated with all sorts of video game news straight from the E3 Expo. No doubt you've been asking yourself - but how does it affect Wing Commander? There was no spectacular Wing Commander announcement (just you wait!), but there are several news stories that affect past and future Wing titles:
- Microsoft did not announce a price cut for the Xbox 360 console, but Bloomberg is quoting Vice President of MSGS Shane Kim as saying that they "definitely are working on that area." Looks like we'll be paying full price when Wing Commander Arena finally hits the Arcade, though!
- Sony, meanwhile, dropped the price of the 60GB PlayStation 3 to $499 and announced an 80GB variant for $599. Although there's no new Wing Commander title for the PS3, their dedication to backwards compatibility means that you can still play the PSX ports of Wing Commander 3 and 4 on a modern Playstation.
- Sony also revealed a spiffy new version of the PlayStation Portable (pictured below). The new PSP offers a host of improvements including a video-out port, an improved battery life and a slimmer, lighted design... all while still maintaining the same size screen! The new PSPs will also store game material on their UMDs, allowing for improved load times. This sounds like just thing for those who enjoy EA Replay's Wing Commander ports. You can pick up a slim PSP in September for $170.