Jumper reports that Origin has finally replied to the oft-delayed and much-maligned WCESRP letter... see below. Quoth Steve Goodman, no big surprise.
Thanks for your interest in the Wing Commander games. It's always a pleasure hearing from the people who play our games, especially when it comes from a group that's clearly as passionate about a game as you are. Unfortunately, Origin is not able to honor your request to release the Wing Commander source code. Your letter was very clear in its intentions and you made some good points, but ultimately Origin and our parent company, Electronic Arts, have a clearly stated policy to protect the companies' intellectual properties. Releasing source code for any game would violate that policy and could have implications on launch strategies for the release of any future Wing Commander products from Origin and Electronic Arts. Thanks for writing. We hope you'll continue to have an active interest in our products.
Director of Communications
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Austin, TX 78730
Everyone loves a good Freelancer preview... especially when they bring up our favorite subject, Wing Commander. For something along those lines, check out this one at ActionTrip. It also has the virtue of asking the ever-important question: Is that Saturn?