Star Trek Online – Captain on the Bridge
Cryptic recently announced that they will add star ship bridges to each of the player ships in Star Trek Online. Unfortunately they will only act like social hubs, where you can meet with your officers, and other captains.
“We didn’t want to have interiors at launch,” said “Star Trek Online” executive producer Craig 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.”
When players design their virtual vessels, they can choose from about 20 different bridges — like one resembling the command centers aboard the famed Enterprises or the brawny Defiant from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” Zinkievich said the bridges will mostly function as social hubs where gamers can hangout with their bridge officers and other captains online.
The game is set 22 years after the Klingons has since evaporated, meaning space combat will play a vital role in the game, though there are still strange new worlds to explore.that destroyed the Romulan homeworld and transported an elder Spock and the villainous Nero into director J.J. Abrams’ reimagined “Star Trek.” Peace between the Federation and
“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.”
“Star Trek Online” is scheduled for release Feb. 2.
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