The creator of Wing Commander is coming back to games

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It’s been a while since I heard about Wing Commander. I actually thought that he might never come back to gaming. His works like on Wing Commander, Strike Commander and Freelancer are a few of the best experiences I’ve had in space simulation, only matched by Star Wars: Tie-Fighter and FreeSpace 2.

 

Here’s the message you can find on his website.

Welcome!

If you’ve made it here, you probably know who I am. Maybe you have heard of Wing Commander and its sequels, or perhaps Strike Commander, Privateer or Freelancer.

If not, you’re still welcome!

I grew up making video games. I sold my first game at the age of 13 and created Wing Commander when I was 21. But 10 years ago, at the height of my career I took a break. Not because I stopped loving or playing games but because I had become frustrated with the limits of the technology at the time to realize my vision.

I decided to pursue my desire to create detailed worlds and tell sophisticated stories in film.

I always said the moment I became interested in making games again was when I was going to come back.

With the power of today’s computers and the reach of the internet I finally feel I have the tools to build the connected experience that I always dreamed of. A world that would be more satisfying and richer than any film I could work on.

With films you tell stories but with games you create worlds.

If you’ve played my games, you’ll know that’s what I love to do.

I’m here to tell you that I have been working on something for just under a year, something that embraces everything that my past games stood for but takes it to the next level.

I hope you’ll be as excited by it as I am.

My new endeavor is still in its early stages but I invite you to take the journey with me.

If you register below you’ll become an insider that will not only give you early access to the game’s website and forums, but you will also get the opportunity for rewards and privileges that no one else will get. It’s my way of showing how important your early involvement and support is.

The full announcement will be at 10am Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the 10th day of the 10th month of this year.

My name is Chris Roberts.

And if you would indulge me I would like to create a world for you.

I miss Chris Roberts. He was one of the reasons why Origin Systems was so popular back in the days of PC-DOS gaming (company also produced the Ultima RPG series and System Shock). I was disappointed when he left Freelancer midway in development to pursue a film career. It wasn’t a surprise to see him work on a actual Wing Commander movie, although I was very doubtful regarding the movie since it was his first real motion picture. Interesting note that the special effects company of the movie is also the game development team of Freelancer. But after that, he produced a few interesting movies like The Punisher, Lord of War and Lucky Number Slevin.

You can check out his website Roberts Space Industries. If you can’t get into the website, search the answer on Google, clues are given on the website. If you like “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, you shouldn’t have a problem figuring it out.

If you are interested to buy classic Wing Commander games, you can try out GOG.Com which offers a lot of classic games for very low prices.

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