Kazan of Alliance Productions has begun work on his ambitious game engine:
Alliance Productions is inaugurating a new era in it's life. We are glad to announce the creation of OpenPrivateer, our very own game engine. Building on concepts learned from the manipulation of the FreeSpace 2 engine and it's data I, Derek Meek President of Alliance Productions, decided to start my own Space Flight Combat Simulation. The game will be styled after Wing Commander Privateer, but have it's own universe. Through an easy mod selection system you will be able to create your own universes, perhaps even a OpenPrivateer implementation of the Classic Wing Commander Privateer.He has a Chat Zone thread up here with development details.