The latest space sim to get churned through the hype engine is Freespace 2. Gamespot has a six page preview of the upcoming game and they compare many elements of it to Wing Commander. You can find the preview here. The WC comparisons begin here.
The comparison to Wing Commander IV has much to do with the slightly similar rogue-commander subplot, but the similarities are more in the serious tone and murky motives of the principle players.
As those of you who visited the latest Mailbag will know, ace intends to release a new mailbag every friday. So where is the latest? Well its hard to have a mailbag without any submissions, so as the Mailbag page says, if you have strong feelings about a topic concerning Wing Commander, the CIC wants them. Compose a letter to ace and Byydo (a "Dear ace and Byydo") and see what our most mysterious staff members have to say about it. Send all correspondence here.