Bethesda pitched a Star Trek RPG before making Fallout 3

Thursday, 7th January 2010 15:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Todd Howard told Kotaku in its latest podcast that Bethesda pitched a single-player Star Trek RPG before starting on Fallout 3.

Bethesda held rights to Star Trek games at one time, after Activision’s license expired.

The proposed title was set during Kirk’s time-line.

“Nothing was developed internally,” Howard told the site. “There was a pitch to do a big Star Trek RPG. [But] we were doing other things, we made Fallout. We can’t do everything.

“We were pondering Classic, and Shatner did voice-acting in one of the games we had.

“I want the big Star Trek RPG that you go out and explore the universe,” Howard added, noting that Cryptic’s upcoming MMO “fits the bill too”.

You can listen to the full thing through the link.



  1. Blerk

    I’m not the biggest of Star Trek fans, but this could’ve been fucking awesome.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash

    I would have definitely liked to have played a Star Trek RPG (but not an MMO). Basically something like KOTOR and Mass Effect but with the Star Trek look would have been perfect.

    As long as it’s not on Voyager or Enterprise…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    Enterprise is a black mark on the franchise and a slap in the face.Scott Bakula is cool and all, but he is not Kirk or Picard for that matter.

    And don’t get me started on Andromeda…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Roddenberry was pretty much a one-trick pony, wasn’t he? :-D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    From what I’ve read about Roddenberry he probably didn’t have much time to write any new TV shows because he was so busy shagging everything in a skirt (guys in skirts on The Next Generation not included).

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    As much as I am not really a star trek fan this could have been awesome, like combining oblivion with mass effect :O

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Shatner


    #7 5 years ago

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