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Is X-Wing and TIE Fighter Making a Return?

For the past few weeks, we have been tossing around ideas about a top ten list featuring PC games we'd like to see return. Unfortunately, that's a task for more than one writer, as apparently we have different tastes. But one of the few titles we mutually agreed upon was the return of LucasArts' X-Wing and TIE Fighter flight sim series.

According to G4TV, that might actually be a possibility. Recently G4TV's Patrick Klepek interviewed LucasArts president Darrel Rodriguez concerning the company's future plans, and asked Rodriguez about his thoughts on bringing the two infamous Star Wars flight sims back; LucasArts just revived the Monkey Island franchise with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and Tales of Monkey Island.

"We don’t have any announcements now, but stay tuned," Rodriguez responded. "We will soon….." Obviously, the answer provides absolutely no information whatsoever, however what the comment doesn't include is a downright denial.

Bringing both the X-Wing and TIE Fighter franchises to Valve's Steam service seems more likely than new installments at this point. LucasArts recently unloaded a batch of older PC games onto the service including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Star Wars Starfighter, and The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

Still, new additions to X-Wing and TIE Fighter would be preferable, taking advantage of the latest technology and perhaps even incorporating Nvidia's 3D Vision.