Last week Perpetual released their first in-game image from ‘Star Trek Online,’ which showed a space shot. Today WarCry have nabbed the first land-based avatar shot.
WarCry also talk to Perpetual’s Daron Stinnett about recent reports and rumors…
Regarding the move to a more casual gameplay model and ‘micropayments’ over monthly subscription, Stinnett told WarCry:
We’ve always believed that Star Trek is an inviting world for more than just the enthusiasts so we’ve stayed focused on making a game that everyone can enjoy. We know that difficult to learn gameplay can be a barrier for some as is the $15/month subscription fee. It is true that we have been discussing different payment models internally to see if there is a way to enable more people to experience Star Trek Online while ensuring that we are able to pay for the ongoing operating costs of a triple-A MMO. We haven’t yet come to any conclusions though.
Read more from the interview at WarCry.com
UPDATE: Perpetual Being Sued
Unfortunately the new screenshot and interview is not all the news being reported about Perpetual. On their RazorWire blog, WarCry is reporting that Perpetual is being taken to court by their former PR firm. This seems to be more fallout related to the cancellation of what was going to be their launch title, Gods and Heroes. More info at RazorWire.