In the fifteen years since that day, the Wing Commander saga set the high bar for quality in computer and video gaming. If your favorite video game today goes out of its way to make you feel like a participant instead of an observer, it is because of what Wing Commander did to gaming. If your computer plays sounds on a Soundblaster, reads games from a CD-ROM drive or makes use of 3d accelerated graphics, it is because Wing Commander pushed the envelope and made these things the standard.You can read then entire retrospective over at Wing Commander CIC.
Monday, September 26, 2005
Chris from the Wing Commander CIC wrote in and told us about a news piece they have regarding the 15th anniversary of the release of the first Wing Commander title on September 26th, 1990, and how far the series has come since the release so long ago. Here's a clip: