Spong has a very interesting article announcing that Electronic Arts plans to announce a return to their classic Syndicate and Desert Strike with cross platform releases to be shown at this years E3. The article goes on to claim that EA has begun a "drive to rekindle some of its unused and much-loved intellectual property" and that "several other as yet undisclosed franchises will be dusted off and receive full home console and PC revivals."
What does this mean for us? It's a hope, however slim, that a new Wing Commander game could be in the works. Wing Commander was, for a time, EA's most profitable (and certainly most beloved) franchise. If this new policy is true, it could mean that a new Wing Commander game is even now in development or could be developed based on the success of a 'first wave' of retro titles. What's more, we can say that roughly a year ago EA held discussions with several former Wing Commander developers regarding just such a plan. Hopefully, we'll know more when titles and business plans are formally announced next month at the E3 convention. We'll be there to beam back instant reports if something exciting happens.