It is time to catch up on some Star Trek gaming news. First up we have a new video interview with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor talking about the upcoming browser game Star Trek: Infinite Space. Plus Cryptic has updated their plans on moving Star Trek Online to the free-to-play model. .
Auberjonois & Visitor Talk Star Trek Infinite Space
Later in 2011 Gameforge will release their free-to-play browser-based online game Star Trek: Infinite Space, which is set in the Star Trek Deep Space Nine universe. The publisher has just provided us with this new video interview with DS9 stars Nana Visitor (Kira) and Rene Auberjonois (Odo) talking about the game.
Here also are a couple of recently released videos showing off some of the combat functionality for the game
For more info including details on how you can secure exclusive items and benefits, such as beta key priority, you can pre-register for the game at startrek-is.com.
Star Trek Online Continues Move To Free-To-Play
In other "free" news, Cryptic is continuing to transition their MMORPG Star Trek Online to a free-to-play model, which was expected following the purchase of the company by Perfect World who specialize in the F2P. Starting later this year you will be able to download and play Star Trek Online for free, with some features of the game being available via al a carte purchases. You will still be able to play paying a monthly subscription, which includes additional benefits. Cryptic have set up a special "Path to Freeplay" section of the STO site that explains how it will all work. They have also issued an "Ask Cryptic" about F2P and a development blog, with the 2nd entry just released yesterday.
They also have a Free-To-Play intro trailer.
Star Trek game still in development
As for the the "Star Trek" co-op console game set in the new universe (see TrekMovie E3 first impressions), the game is still in development at Digital Extremes and is scheduled to come out in 2012. The only new bit to show for now is a new version of the trailer with the "accolades" the game picked up at E3.