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Sat, Apr 09, 2011 | 23:07 BST
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Tue, Jul 06, 2010 | 09:25 BST
Star Trek Online executive producer Craig Zinkievich has announced he’s left Cryptic Studios, but has assured tons more content’s on the way to the game.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 | 18:08 GMT
Cryptic’s Craig Zinkievich has told the Associated Press that Star Trek Online will feature 20 ship bridges when the game launches February 2, 2010.
That’s a lot better than none, which was the original launch plan.
“We didn’t want to have interiors at launch,” said Zinkievich. “We thought it was just a little bit too much. We really wanted to make sure we delivered a really deep experience, but your bridge not being in the game, it really felt like a hole in the game, and it was just something that we had to put in.”
The bridges will mostly function as social hubs where bridge captains and officers can hang out, and it turns out that the game is set 22 years after the events in the movie by J.J. Abrams.
“It’s familiar, but it’s new,” said Zinkievich. “We’ve changed a few things and added a few things to the universe. I think that’s what keeps us from stepping on the hardcore Trekkies’ toes.
“The team is made up of ‘Star Trek’ fans and avid MMO fans, so if we can make a game that doesn’t churn our stomach, then I think we can definitely satisfy the fans.”
Full thing through the link.
Wed, Nov 11, 2009 | 10:00 GMT
Cryptic Studios producer Craig Zinkievich has told NowGamer that Star Trek Online may get trading in future updates. Sounds a bit EVEie.
“Some of the biggest [ideas for additions] were allowing players to play as neutral factions (like traders) or play as an officer on another player’s ship,” he said.
First off, though, players are going to be Kirk-alikes only.
“We… knew that we wanted to get the game out in a set amount of time, and that we wanted to make sure that we delivered a deep and rich experience rather than a whole bunch of thin ones,” he added.
“So we focused on making the Starship Captain experience.”
The MMO’s now been confirmed for a February ship.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 22:29 BST
Cryptic’s Craig Zinkievich has told VG that Star Trek Online’s keyed in for a first quarter 2010 launch, and that the MMO’s beta is on the verge of launching.
“Without giving you the date, which I’m not allowed to give out or else the marketing people will come and smack me in the back of the head, I can tell you that the game will be out the first quarter of 2010,” he said.
Zinkievich added: “The closed beta is really just right around the corner. I think that there’s a press release that’s going to go out in just a couple of days.”
Good news. Thanks, Joystiq.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 01:55 BST
Loads of stuff happened this week with MMOs. Bethesda laughed off an Elder Scrolls MMO, APB started the Beta application process, Aion released pretty trailers, Star Wars will be playable at GamesCom and all other sorts of interesting things happened.
What we didn’t tell you about was that Lord of the Rings Online got some new jewelry and bounty quests in Esteldin, Funcom will announce Conan stuff at PAX, and there were some rumored leaks on the upcoming WoW expansion posted all over God’s green earth.
For all of this and more, read on past the break.