Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 20, 2009 20:50:37 GMT -5
This is not necessarily Nintendo-related, but interesting nonetheless.
In an interview with CVG, EA Montreal Vice President Alan Tuscan teases that certain classic EA franchises may return:
"I am certain that some of them will come back. I won't be able to tell you which one," said Tuscan.
"Look at Ubisoft and what they did with Prince of Persia - in my memory one of the best exercises in taking a beloved franchise and making something really special out of it."
He then goes on the mention Road Rash.
The reason I bring it up is because I was a big Wing Commander fan, and that franchise is currently owned by EA. Plus, according to this article at Wing Commander fan site wcnews.com, EA recently took out trademarks for Wing Commander, Road Rash, Populous, and Theme Park.
Even more interesting, wcnews.com recently celebrated its 11th anniversary, and posted this message from original Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts (who hasn't worked at Origin/EA since 1995). At the end, he states:
It’s been a while since I’ve actively participated in the universe but I still check out WC News to see what everyone is doing. Wing Commander is very dear to my heart. And it is something that I feel l haven’t finished with yet. So watch this space!
Almost sounds like a tease. Could EA be working with Chris Roberts to create a new Wing Commander?