Next Generation has posted their annual article about the top twenty game publishers of the year. It doesn't seem like 2007 is even coming to an end yet, but we can't disagree with their #1 choice - Electronic Arts. What's more, their professional, researched analysis of the company's future plans even brings up Wing Commander:
In addition, this year should see important new properties in the form of Crysis, Army of Two and Rock Band (the game’s peripherals alone should bring in massive revenue), and EA is also releasing Wing Commander Arena, a smaller project that may be a toe in the water to see if that franchise could again become feasible.
Wing Commander Saga mod for FreeSpace 2 has some cool new ship graphics to show off, revealing their final version of the fearsome Paktahn bomber. They say: "The Kilrathi Paktahn is similar to the Confederation Longbow by virtue of its torpedo attack capabilities. With multiple missile hardpoints and an impressive array of guns, this bomber can engage several fighters at once during a single run. With its six torpedo hardpoints, Paktahns are a Terran capship's worst nightmare. Its heavy armor and auxiliary guns make it dangerous to attacking fighters. Terran intelligence reports that Paktahns most often fly with Dralthi IV or Darket escorts." Sounds great, looks better - see below! Of course, Saga won't be the only place we see Paktahns in the near future... Wing Commander Arena will allow us to fly three different variants of the famous bomber!