If you've already come across the Roberts Space Industries website then you'll know that Chris Roberts, the brain behind the the Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer games, has a new science fiction project in the works. After meeting with him yesterday, Gamespot have teased a few more details.
"I want to get back to the roots of what I did in the old days with
Wing Commander," Roberts told the site, and he announced a big reveal for October 10th.
Roberts, who hasn't worked in the games industry since the early 2000s, sidestepped his way into the movie industry, making a Wing Commander film in 1999 and serving as the producer on films like Lord of War and Lucky Number Slevin. He's now set for a big return with this privately-financed project, which Gamespot say will feature an online component, impressive visuals and lots of spaceships.
I've also had a chance to look at Robert's new project, and PCGamesN will bring you much more information soon. In the meantime, here's the briefest of teaser trailers.