If you head on over to robertsspaceindustries.com you’ll see a screen like the one captured above. The little question mark doo-hickey asks for the answer to the Ultimate Question, which anyone who’s ever read the legendary Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy knows is 42. (You have no idea how smug I felt when that log-in actually worked.) At that point you’ll see a message from Wing Commander creator Chris Robers revealing his intent to make a new game, or in his words, “And if you would indulge me I would like to create a world for you.”
More from Mr. Roberts:
With the power of today’s computers and the reach of the internet I finally feel I have the tools to build the connected experience that I always dreamed of. A world that would be more satisfying and richer than any film I could work on.
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.
For more you can then register and receive a (virtual) Roberts Space Industries ticket for a slot in a 10/10/10 GDC Online presentation. It also notes the game’s development will proceed over “the next 24 months” so we’ve got a bit of a timeline for release.
At this point there’s very little else to add or get particularly excited about, but here’s to hoping for something special in a couple of years.
Spotted at: Wing Commander CIC