It sounds (pun intended) like Wing Commander composed George Oldziey is making great progress on a second album. On Wednesday, he announced that he was starting to orchestrate another piece from Wing Commander IV:
Just starting orchestrating another mission piece from #WingCommander 4! It's a mysterioso work! Can't wait to hear it with orchestra!
Then on Saturday, he tweeted that orchestration was for Mission 5 was done:
Another #WingCommander orchestration in the can for the next orchestra recording! Mission 5 from WC4. Will launch the campaign very soon!
Mr. Oldziey composed the music for Wing Commander III, IV and Prophecy. In 2014, he launched a successful crowd funding campaign to record some of his Wing Commander compositions with a live orchestra for the first time. A second campaign sought to orchestrate and record additional music, but it sadly failed to fund. It sounds like that was only a temporary setback, though, and we will follow and support any future attempt!
You can listen to the original game version of the track here.
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)
Hobbes Betrayal Crosses Over Language Barriers
Most people are familiar with the infamous video cuts that were made to fit all of the video on the Wing Commander 3 discs. Helpful sequences such as the TCN news bursts and Hobbes explanation were omitted due to space constraints. Fortunately, these are now available here at the CIC, but for a long time, the main way players could watch the Hobbes scene was to track down a copy of WC3 on the Playstation or 3DO. (2018-05-23)