I'm not sure whether this press release, which deals with a former Lucasarts employee going to Electronic Arts, relates in any way to Wing Commander... but about a dozen people have forwarded it to me (thanks!), so I figure it's worth posting...
Steve Dauterman goes to Electronic Arts
EA Australia, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts(tm) (Nasdaq:ERTS), the world's largest interactive entertainment software company, today announced the appointment of LucasArts industry veteran Steve Dauterman as General Manager of Studio Asia Pacific to head a new development studio located in Australia.
Dauterman, formerly Director of Development for LucasArts in San Rafael, Calif., had been with the Lucas group for ten years, initially as Financial Analyst for Lucasfilm before moving across to LucasArts in 1992.
Since working at LucasArts he has overseen the development of such worldwide hits as "X-Wing," "Rebel Assault," "Dark Forces/JediKnight," "Shadows of the Empire," "Rogue Squadron," Monkey Island," "GrimFandango," "Full Throttle" and the newly completed PC and console versions of the latest Lucasfilm blockbuster "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace(tm)".
Dauterman will relocate to the Gold Coast in Australia in mid September to manage the formation of EA's newest studio, named Studio Asia-Pacific, which will focus on developing games for the Australian, Asian and world markets.
Steve Dauterman said of his decision to change countries and work with Electronic Arts (EA), "The decision to leave LucasArts was definitely a difficult one for me personally, but the challenge to build a new studio and live in Australia is a unique opportunity I could not pass up. I am thrilled to join the team at EA Asia Pacific. My goal is to bring world-class talent to the Studio and build products that are both creative and innovative in the worldwide marketplace."