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EA Looking Into Reviving Classic Games? 142

Posted by Soulskill
from the easier-than-being-creative dept.
Gamasutra reports that Electronic Arts has filed for trademarks on several popular old franchises: Populous, Wing Commander, Theme Park, and Road Rash. This, along with comments from Harvey Elliot of EA's Bright Light Studio, have led many to suspect that we may see new titles for those IPs in the near future. Elliot said, "If you remember all the old classics you played, if you go back and play them now, they're not the same. They were right for their time, and the trick with those games is coming up with what's right for the time now. I'm going to look at them at some point; I think there's an opportunity to bring those back in the future, but only if it's right for the time and not just a 'remake' or something. We'd need to do it in a way that's true to the original values, but would still make a great game today."
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EA Looking Into Reviving Classic Games?

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  • by Tridus (79566) on Thursday August 13, 2009 @07:41AM (#29049853) Homepage

    A new Wing Commander would be nice, that entire genre doesn't seem to exist anymore. I'm not sure what happened to cause that.

    I could go for a new Populous too, depending on how it's done.

  • Re:Theme Hospital 2 (Score:4, Informative)

    by abcjared (1126307) * on Thursday August 13, 2009 @09:20AM (#29050765)
    There is an open source Theme Hospital in progress, OpenTH [mobstar.biz]
  • by Reapy (688651) on Thursday August 13, 2009 @11:41AM (#29053159)

    Honestly...WC was great for mind blowing graphics. I remember installing all 13+ disks taking over an hour and waiting patiently to get the thing going. The story was pretty cool, but what sucked me in were the incredible graphics. The story was pretty cool, but it always came down to how cool it looked to be flying around capitol ships and dog fighting such nice looking things. That is what WC sold me on.

    But then I started playing tie fighter much later, then freespace 2. Sorry guys, the space combat in those games is MUCH MUCH better. The variety of capitol ships and the ability to take them out with small ships (needed torps in WC if i recall correctly) and the way the missions played out were much much more dynamic then anything I recall in WC.

    If the space flight sim genera needs a reboot, it should be from freespace or the xwing/tie fighter games, not wing commander, unless of coarse they are going to blow my skirt up with disgustingly awesome graphics again.

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