Fan-Made Wing Commander Sequel Releases March 22; Has EA’s Tacit Permission
Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn, a fan-made sequel ten years in the making, will finally release on March 22, and has EA’s tacit approval — only because the developers have not been issued a cease and desist order. Built on the Freespace 2 engine, The Darkest Dawn has 55 missions, 70 cinematics and 11,000 lines of dialogues voiced by 60 voice actors, amounting to nine hours of audio — impressive for a fan enterprise.
The developers have said:
We are not officially or unofficially sanctioned or endorsed by Chris Roberts, Origin, or EA. We are thankful to them for permitting us to make Saga- as manifested by them taking no action to shut us down but allowing us to develop it, just as they have done with other projects like Standoff and Privateer: Gemini Gold- but they have in no way, shape, or form sanctioned our project, nor have they done anything to make it official. They have not contacted us and we have not discussed it with them. Once again, we are thankful that they are permitting us to do this, but no endorsement of Saga by these entities should be implied from that fact.
Check out the trailer:
Brings back memories, doesn’t it?
via Games On Net