After less than three years of ownership, Atari is looking to sell Cryptic Studios, developers of Star Trek: Online and Champions Online.
The news follows two years of losses for Cryptic Studios; $7.5 million in the past fiscal year and $17.9 million in the fiscal year before that.
“In line with the previously stated strategy of fewer but more profitable releases and further expansion into casual online and mobile games, the Company has determined that external development creates more flexibility in the changing marketplace,” said Atari.
How will this affect Star Trek: Online? “Right now I have no further details other than what has been mentioned elsewhere,” said Cryptic representative “WishStone,” posting online. “Support for Champions Online and Star Trek Online will be continuing as normal, our staff is working hard on their projects… and there are no planned changes to the way any of our games and projects will operate.”
TrekToday will update this story as more news becomes available.