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J Arcane 03-21-2012 05:34 PM

Wing Commander Saga Releases Tomorrow
 
In the world of PC gaming, it seems sometimes that if you don't make something, the fans will do it for you given enough time, and that principle will hold true tomorrow for fans of the venerable Wing Commander series of space simulator games.

A team of fans, working a solid decade with the open-source Freespace 2 engine, have created Wing Commander Saga, a strikingly professional-looking free sequel to the long-running and much-loved series, which EA and Origin are graciously allowing to go forward.

You can watch a trailer of it below, and there's an extensive interview with the developer on Gnome's Lair.



The game releases tomorrow morning, March 22nd, at 11am PST.

Karmakin 03-21-2012 06:55 PM

THIS RELEASES TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG. That's all i can say about that.

CappinCanuck 03-21-2012 06:55 PM

Sold! I'm just sad tomorrow is not today...

PathMaster 03-21-2012 07:12 PM

Nifty. Glad they were allowed to proceed with this. Always a good thing when Mods or TCs are not given C&Ds.

bstiff 03-21-2012 07:59 PM

Ill have to brush off my joystick. So they'll be starting on a Privateer update on Friday? :)

J Arcane 03-21-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bstiff (Post 977843)
Ill have to brush off my joystick. So they'll be starting on a Privateer update on Friday? :)

There are Privateer remakes out there. Look into Vega Strike and Ascii Sector.

Darkmatter 03-21-2012 08:31 PM

WTF? How did I not know of this? How could I not be allowed to know about this so I could have contributed!?!?

Wasson_ 03-22-2012 02:45 AM

Well now, this is just delightful. I for sure will be checking this out eventually.

JayVe 03-22-2012 03:14 AM

Do I still have my Sidewinder 3D Pro joystick? You bet! Do I have a joystick port? Haven't in YEARS!

Panthera 03-22-2012 07:41 AM

I thought this was a remake of 3 and not a sequel? The website is a bit vague though.

J Arcane 03-22-2012 07:44 AM

Well, if you watch the trailers, the names mentioned all seem to be original ones. They do mention Blair, but from the context it sounds like he's a side character, not even the main guy. I seem to recall the main character being mentioned as some other handle.

jpublic 03-22-2012 08:10 AM

Wow. Do want.

Trebor 03-22-2012 08:33 AM

This is going to be so damn COOL!!!

Ravenlock 03-22-2012 09:10 AM

...Holy shit. I have no idea how this went completely under my radar.

I'm in.

Khrymsyn 03-22-2012 09:37 AM

Oh my god...
They finally did it...

I watched this for YEARS waiting for info and a release. Wow. Good for them!

Tayaya 03-22-2012 09:50 AM

Time to unbox my 360 ACE-EDGE, which from what I understand gets picked up as a 360 pad when plugged into a PC.

Rune_74 03-22-2012 10:21 AM

Wow, that was awesome.


This brought back some memories, cannot wait to try.

Deimos 03-22-2012 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JayVe (Post 977975)
Do I still have my Sidewinder 3D Pro joystick? You bet! Do I have a joystick port? Haven't in YEARS!

God damn a million times, THIS!

J Arcane 03-22-2012 12:42 PM

RPS had a look-see: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...ommander-saga/

Spigot 03-22-2012 06:40 PM

I have a really nice Sidewinder I bought several years ago at a garage sale. I wonder if I can figure out how to get it to work on my new(ish) rig.


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