This week Cryptic went all the way to Germany to show off their upcoming MMORPG, Star Trek Online. While there they showed off a promotional video of the game showing space and ground footage. Video shot off screen from that is now online, check it out below. Interestingly. the famed (and legally controversial) Guardian of Forever is featured in the video.
Star Trek Online Gamescom Off Screen Footage
This video from 1up.com was shot at the GamesCom trade fair in Cologne, Germany taking place this week. You can hear Star Trek Online producer Craig Zinkievich speaking, describing the game.
The footage show above is not the same in-game live demo that was shown last week at the Las Vegas convention (see TrekMovie report on that). Zinkievich recently tweeted that he was going to be showing a demo to the press at the con ‘in a locked room, behind closed doors’, which will likely have the same restrictions as Las Vegas with no video allowed. Craig has also been tweeting a series of photos with his ‘companion’ as they journey to Germany, here is a composite. The final image appears to show the smaller monitor in the ‘behind closed doors’ room where Craig will be demoing the game.
Zinkievich and Spock travel to Germany to show off Star Trek Online
The footage above clearly shows that the Guardian of Forever is currently in the Star Trek Online game. The Guardian originally appeared in the TOS episode “City on the Edge of Forever” and Harlan Ellison, the writer for that episode, is currently suing CBS/Paramount over licensing rights related to the Guardian.
Harlan’s Guardian makes it into the 25th century