Six months ago the GameTap gaming-on-demand service abruptly dropped their contract with Electronic Arts and pulled three classic Wing Commander from their library. Insiders credited the move away from classic gaming licensing to a focus on creating gaming-related video content to complete with the likes of the G4 cable network. As any Wing Commander fan could have told them in November, that was a stupid idea. Now Wired reports:
In a statement on the company's official forums, GameTap Vice President of content Rick Sanchez said, "While we have been very happy with the work done by our editorial and video teams, we've made a decision to focus the business on our biggest strength, which is our game catalog. As a result, we will be restructuring the site to focus exclusively on gameplay."Good riddance! Now let's see what's left of the service fix what it broke - my subscription money will be eagerly awaiting the return of Wing Commander.
In short, as several sources have confirmed to Wired.com, everyone at GameTap who is not in charge of running the games service will be let go in the middle of June.