Next up is issue 4 of Point of Origin, Origin Systems' internal newsletter ("An ORIGIN tradition since last June"). It's October 11th, 1991 and Wing Commander II has finally been released! The issue is short (only two pages), but packed with information on the aftermath of the WC2 launch (and a big article on a football game between the Ultima VII and Strike Commander teams).
- Bulldog Bytes focuses on sales of the new game: "Marten and Karl have been working software dealers into a lather while Wing 2 keeps flying off the shelves. At Software, Etc. it's #1 and #2 respectively in the 3.5 and 5.25 versions. If that don't beat all, its Speech Pack cousin is at #3. Go figure. Everybody in Sales sends a huge 'thanks' to the Product Development folks for an A-1 product. Meanwhile, across the waters, Wing2's holding the top spot on the Gallup PC Chart (equivalent to Billboard in the UK). Incredible performance! Mindscape's barely keeping up with demand for the product and Speech Pak. One distributor says Wing 2 sold more units in one month than F19 did in two years. Our French distributor faxed a message to us: 'A hurricane has come over our dealers and retailers.' Bien joue! For those of you who didn't take three years of high school French, that's 'well done!' It's safe to say the world awaits the next rollout."
- The Voice of Origin talks about Wing Commander II calls being recieved by the customer service and sales departments: "Obviously, though, the lion's share of questions are about Wing 2... WC2's spinning off more than Kilrathi fighters. Kathy's holding down the fort in Consumer Sales, taking about 30 orders a day for the Speech Pack and at least 20 orders a day for the Special Operations and Strategy Guide."
- Champagne Tastes and Caviar Dreams updates us on Wing Commander in the press: "If you haven't seen the latest from Computer Gaming World, check it out. ORIGIN has a triple-whammy with Wing Commander at #1 and 'Game of the Year' while Wing 2 gets a boffo review."
Point of Origin
Vol. 1, No. 4 - October 11, 1991
The Voice of Origin
A Bug in Your Ear
Champagne Tastes and Caviar Dreams
Origin Sports Page - U7/Strike Clash on Field of Honor