You are required to own, and have installed, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom.
We may support original disk releases, but encourage you to show there is still interest in the franchise by purchasing a copy from one of the above sites.
It's done when it's done. We hope to have a playable version featuring the first mission within a shorter timeframe as a proof of concept (the focus being on reading the original file formats).
No, they aren't even first-pass. However we only intend to push to the point of matching the FMV visuals as closely as possible.
No, Mission files are one of the core assets we will not be altering or recreating. We are loading the original mission files without modification. We would welcome help in other areas, however - please see the recruitment page for more details.
EA has done remakes before, and their most likely target would be the original trilogy. WCIV was not the same financial success and hence unlikely to see an offical remake. Wing Commander Prophecy on the other hand, as the most recent title, has long been modded by fans to improve its visuals and compatability. Finally, storytelling for Wing Commander IV is some of the best (certainly the highest production quality) in the franchise. Unfortunately the gameplay is not as well regarded, leaving us room for improvement.
XInput compatiable gamepads
Mouse and Keyboard
Only PC at this time.
We have already done tests in VR, and intend to continue supporting it.
We aren't creating a standalone product, just a method to improve the user's experience of a product they already own. The original product is required to be purchased legally in order to play.
This project doesn't compete with EA's products. If we believed it did we would terminate or re-direct development.
We aren't claiming ownership of the intellectual property, or the assets included in the product. All copyrights, trademarks, logos, credits, etc. will remain in place.
Our genuine hope is that this project will encourage additional sales of the original title.