Universe Map Origins Revealed in "Wing 5" Progression Map (July 18, 2018)

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Here's a peek at an interesting prototype of the Wing Commander Universe Map included with Wing Commander Prophecy. We first caught a glimpse of this during our 2012 trip to the University of Texas archive. While the final map detailed many sectors where most of the main events happened in the series, this appears to be a little snippet that just traces through the events of WCP. Due to the number of differences, it appears to predate even the preview map that was released online during development, which is pretty cool! Extra bonus: Pix, ace and LOAF posing Texas-style with George Oldziey's CD!







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Original update published on July 18, 2018
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
This BADLY needs an update! Where are you on this project? Thanks!
This news post was sharing an archival Origin document of an early prototype of the map that was included with Wing Commander Prophecy. There's no project that anyone is working on here.

The map itself was released with WCP and WCSO used it, so there's been very little new Wing Commander space created since then that would drive an update. There were certainly areas of space omitted from the final revision, and LOAF did go through and take a stab at placing some of those (P2's Tri-System, the Landreich, Armada sectors, etc) a number of years ago: https://www.wcnews.com/maps/
 
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