FiringSquad has learned that publisher Bethesda Softworks, the current owner of the video-PC game rights to the Star Trek franchise, will not be publishing a game based on the upcoming J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek movie. Company spokesperson Pete Hines confirmed this news with FiringSquad today.
Hines also stated that Bethesda Softworks’s sister company, the new MMO based developer ZeniMax Online Studios, will not be taking over the development of Star Trek Online.
When asked if Bethesda Softworks was going to continue publishing Trek games or if it would let its current license expire, Hines only told FiringSquad cryptically, “TBD.”
Why can’t a company figure out that if a GOOD Star Trek game was built that it would sell? Can anyone NOT figure out how to make a game in the Star Trek universe? Has there even been a good Star Trek game??! Ok.. perhaps the old Arcade version… maybe. Or the old school computer BASIC version.
Hmmm.. perhaps I should make an web based version of the old BASIC Star Trek game. Would anyone play it?