Star Trek Online Boldly Staying PC Only

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Don’t be pulling your furrowed-brow Klingon faces at me, Star Trek Fans! I am just the messenger, the bearer of bad news.  Cryptic Studios have confirmed that Star Trek Online – expected to beam up to consoles – will now be staying put as a PC-only experience.

This follows news that the studio’s other MMO, champions online will also not be hitting consoles – painting a bit of a bleak future for MMO’s on consoles in general.

“Star Trek online is pretty much in the same boat as the Champions console version right now,” said Cryptic boss Jack Emmert.

“It’s something we can readily do in terms of technology. We’ve had it up and running on certain consoles, and had plans and designs in order to take advantage of those platforms. But as it stands right now it’s a little difficult to make that final leap on the business side of things.”

“So, currently, just like Champions, the console version of Star Trek Online is on the back burner.”

Fantasy Star Online and Final Fantasy XI managed it just fine – what’s keeping Cryptic from making similar deals? Regardless, the message is clear. Live long and prosper – just as long as you do it on your PC, mmkay?

Source : Digitalspy

Last Updated: April 8, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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