While it's certainly no Duke Nukem, Frontier's Elite 4 title has seen its fair share of delays and supposed project cancellations since development on the game began back in 2000.
After a successful run on the various personal computers of the 80's, Frontier was all set to take their hit franchise into the modern era of video gaming, making use of the more advanced technology found in today's computers and game consoles. Unfortunately, technical setbacks have kept the project from seeing completion, even leading many media outlets and Elite fans to assume that the project itself had been abandoned altogether.
Now here we are in 2008 and Elite fans can once again get their hopes up as Elite co-creator David Braben has just recently announced that Elite 4 will possibly see a release on the current generation game consoles, although he wouldn't be more specific as to exactly which ones. Speculation has already began brewing that Elite 4 would be a perfect fit for the WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, and Playstation Store download services, especially since Frontier already has one WiiWare game on the service with their Lost Winds title.
It's anyone's guess at this point as to whether or not Elite 4 will ever see the light of day, but at least now we know the project is at least still moving forward, albeit at a rather slow pace. We'll have more information on a possible WiiWare appearance of Elite 4 if it becomes available.