Digital Extremes’ Star Trek won’t be run-and-gun

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 03:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite the high octane teaser, Digital Extremes is keen to ensure Star Trek isn’t just a shooter tie-in.

Speaking to IGN, creative director Sheldon Carter said his team is well aware of fan expectation and concern.

“The question that comes up a lot is, ‘What’s exploration like in Star Trek? What does it mean to seek out new alien worlds and technologies, and to relate to them in a way that’s not just cover shooting?’” he said.

“That’s something that’s been on our minds right from the beginning. This is not just a game where you’re going to run and gun and kill everyone.”

Paramount Pictures believes the dynamic between Kirk and Spock is the heart of Star Trek, and so Digital Extremes is building that in – not just through banter and story, but in terms of gameplay as well. Spock, knowing the environments, approaches tasks logically, while Kirk tends to rush in and try new things.

“These characters kind of lead themselves. They react differently to different situations. Realizing that in gameplay is challenging, but it’s also super fun,” Carter said.

Star Trek is expected in 2013, ahead of the new film’s May release.



  1. ejams

    Without seeing the trailer, this honestly reminds me a lot of mass effect

    #1 3 years ago
  2. austinbondpowers

    if it were run and gun that would be “Illogical”

    #2 3 years ago
  3. endgame

    Hmm.. What if..? Woah! :) This game will be awesome if they’ll have 2 player co-op in it. :))

    #3 3 years ago
  4. varsas

    The action does look excellent but it is good to hear that the developers are looking at it as more than an action game.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. viralshag

    Maybe I need to see more before I judge it but I have the impression from the trailer this will be all run and gun action despite what they say above.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    @3 It will feature drop-in/out co-op.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. endgame

    @6 Nice! Thks for the info! :)

    #7 3 years ago

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