The release week for Star Trek Online continues to be exciting. Today there is a new interview with Zachary Quinto talking about the game and more, plus Cryptic says that they don’t need to take on World of Warcraft to succeed with STO. All that and more in our latest STO update.
Quinto talks "unification" of gaming and Star Trek
Syfy has a new interview with Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto, where he talks about his role in Star Trek Online. Regarding the vocal work he did for the game tutorial EMH, Quinto said it was similar to Spock, but with an "undertone of borderline sarcasm slash passive aggressive".
Cryptic: We Don’t Need WoW players
Of course the universe of massive multiplayer games is dominated by World of Warcraft which has well over 50% of the market share. However, in a new interview with CVG, Star Trek Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich says he doesn’t think Trek needs to take on WoW to succeed:
We’re not trying to directly compete with WoW and if our game grows to that success then that would be awesome but for now we’re just worried about getting a good game out there that people will enjoy.
STO Europe Launch tomorrow – London Record attempt reminder
Although players in North America have been having fun in the 25th Century for a few days now, the Europeans had to wait until tomorrow. More info at namcobandaigames.eu/
And if you are in London, don’t forget that Namco is trying to get a world record for Star Trek fans in costume in one place on February 14th. More details at startrekonline.com
More STO Links
- Kotaku’s Star Trek Week continues, with new stories
- Videogamer: "Why Trekkies should play STO"
- LA Times "STO’s Prime Directive: ‘have fun’"
Get your copy of Star Trek Online today, available at Amazon and other retailers.
(NOTE: first month is free with purchase)