Screenrant Talks Wing Commander Remasters (February 12, 2021)

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator




Screenrant has posted a new article proposing the novel idea that Electronic Arts remaster the Wing Commander series. We wondered when Command & Conquer's remaster was announced if now was finally the time. The author notes that EA's loss of Star Wars exclusivity may push them back towards their original franchise like Wing Commander and Mass Effect. He also muses that "if it were possible to upscale" the '90s video, then the whole thing might have a chance. Of course, as ODVS has proved time and time again, it's not just possible. The footage has already been remastered at a superior level of quality than that which was included with C&C, so that's not an issue. Surprisingly, they don't seem to know about the WC4 Fan Remake. The project is the top result in Google (and three out of the next four videos after that!) and well on their way to accomplishing a high quality new take on the game. Of course, we completely agree that EA should get on board with remastering WC, so if you'd like to hear more like minded ranting, check out the full article here.





EA has a host of franchises in its vault that could use a remaster, but not many feel more appropriate for the current moment than Wing Commander. A whole new generation of moviegoers just saw their own Star Wars saga come to a close, and those looking for something other than nostalgia could fall right into the authentically-retro space adventure of Wing Commander - something which might even give Electronic Arts another tool in its sci-fi arsenal besides repeating the tale of the Shepard.




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Original update published on February 12, 2021
 

ShadowArm

Captain
If EA is already planning to do that, i wouldn't be surprised if they are scooping here and pedro's project.
like they did with C&C
 

Klavs81

Rear Admiral
I always get nervous when projects like this get mainstream attention. Usually a C & D isn't far behind. Hopefully the WC community has a better track record but with EA you never know.
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
I always get nervous when projects like this get mainstream attention. Usually a C & D isn't far behind. Hopefully the WC community has a better track record but with EA you never know.

Yeah, it's a risk Pedro has been concerned about all along, so this project specifically requires an installation on top of a purchased copy, so that lessens the risk. It's simply a mod, not an unsanctioned rerelease.

If EA is already planning to do that, i wouldn't be surprised if they are scooping here and pedro's project.
like they did with C&C

Yeah, though to be honest, I would not bet they are actually planning to do this, as logical of a C&C follow up as it would be. My money is on some enterprising new team within or aligned with EA making a new spinoff type WC game eventually.
 

Pedro

Admiral
As Chris says we will require the original game to play. We covered the potential of a C&D in our faq: https://wcrespace.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Whilst we haven't sought publicity outside of wcnews it has been good for development. The active community isn't that large and most already have their own projects. We've gotten three new recruits out of the publicity; if we could just get another coder we'd be in excellent shape.
 
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