A few months ago I deemed the Star Trek MMORPG dead in space. After Perpetual Entertainment went belly up, I figured that was the end of it. There really haven’t been many good Star Trek games anyway, so I figured this was the end.
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Well, it has been picked up by Cryptic Entertainment, and from their site it is looking pretty good. It already looks better (based on the site) than Perpetual Entertainment ever had it looking. You’ll have to swing by the site and take a look.
Official Star Trek Online Site
Do you guys recognize all the races in the above picture? I see a Vulcan, a Human and an Andorian. I have no idea who the other races are! Do Vulcans now come in bald Reptile and Night Elf flavors? 🙂
They even have a forum where you can go chat about it. Hopefully they will take a little advice from the fans when developing it.
Star Trek Online Forums
You can find wallpaper based on the new video game here:
Star Trek Online Wallpaper
There appears to be no release date set yet and they are not yet to the stages of Beta testing the game yet. Pricing has not been established either. It sounds like they scrapped all previous development and are building the thing from the ground up.
Here are a couple of excerpts from their FAQ section that I find interesting:
Q: When does the game take place?
A: Approximately 30 years after the events in Star Trek Nemesis. The game starts in 2409. Technology has advanced and the galaxy is a much more volatile place.
Q: What races will I be able to play?
A: The plan is Human, Vulcan, Andorian, Klingon, Orion, Gorn, and several others. You will also be able to create your own race with its own custom look and attributes.
Hopefully they don’t stray too much from the what little there is of Star Trek canon. I hate it when non-fans develop games and it ends up being a poorly developed “B” sci-fi game. I’m keeping my hopes up!