This is, by a wide margin, the least likely thing that has ever happened: the GameTap service is planning to add Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom to their extensive inventory of classic games available for legal download and play! I posted to their forum asking about the status of the previously announced Privateer release... there's no word on that yet, but their moderator provided some exciting news:
I did just get confirmation that Wing Commander IV will be coming soon to Gametap, so hopefully that will be some consolation to the Privateer limbo.GameTap recently brought Wing Commander I to their service, allowing modern gamers to play it alongside nearly a thousand other retail titles for a low monthly fee. The addition of Wing Commander IV, a surprisingly large game even by today's standards, will be quite a coup. Are you ready to go back to the Border Worlds? I sure am!