It's one thing to read countless blog entries of gaming websites calling for the resurrection of old classic franchises, and yet another to see it in print. So it's with great interest that the March 2009 issue of PC Gamer ran a column calling for just such a thing.
While the column mostly discusses the success of the resurrection of the Fallout franchise, the writer specifically mentions a handful of titles he thinks would be great to resurrect. Interestingly, of the eight he mentions by name, half are old Origin titles, and of course we wouldn't be talking about this if Wing Commander wasn't among them.
"Bring back X-Com, X-Wing, Crusader, Baldur's Gate, Wing Commander, Ultima, Syndicate, MechWarrior, and (insert your favorite classic-but-inactive game franchise here)! There are dozens of excellent development teams out there who are passionate fans of all these games and their universes, just like Bethesda is about fallout, and would love nothing more than to work their hearts out to make high-quality 21st century versions."