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Wing Commander creator making a new game

by John Keefer, Sep 10, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Chris Roberts has been out of the gaming public eye for more than 15 years since his work on the highly acclaimed Wing Commander games. But now, a series of bread crumbs are starting to appear that make it clear that Roberts is coming back for an encore.

A Roberts Space Industries site has shown up with a countdown clock set to expire on October 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. After entering the secret code (if you think about it in binary, you'll figure it out as the answer to everything), a letter to fans talks about his impending return:

"With films you tell stories but with games you create worlds. If you've played my games, you’ll know that's what I love to do. I'm here to tell you that I have been working on something for just under a year, something that embraces everything that my past games stood for but takes it to the next level.

    "I hope you’ll be as excited by it as I am. My new endeavor is still in its early stages but I invite you to take the journey with me."

    After signing up on the site, we are told that the announcement will officially happen at GDC Online in Austin, Texas, where he will show off the game. It is expected to be in development for the next two years. The art from the site suggests a Wing Commander/Privateer style game could be in the works.

    According to his LinkedIn profile, Roberts just recently became Chief Creative Officer of Cloud Imperium Games. As we dig up more, we'll keep you posted.

    What are you up to, Chris Roberts?





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