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Wing Commander creator to unveil new project on October 10th


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.