Here's an October 1996 PC Gamer spread that really highlights how busy Origin was during the mid '90s. This series of articles forms the "cover story" for the issue, and it begins with an interview with Richard Garriott, who was deep in the development of Ultima IX at the time. Embedded within that piece is a large sidebar that showcases the Wing Commander Academy television show, which had just premiered. A few pages later is a large feature dedicated to the upcoming Privateer 2 game, and that has a small inset about the soon-to-be-released Wing Commander Kilrathi Saga package. All of this is taking place just months after WC4 was released and shortly before Prophecy was announced. What a time to be a Wing Commander fan!
Origin's Wing Commander universe is about to grow bigger yet again, with another ambitious and star-studded interactive movie set on the fringes of the galaxy.