In an interview with GamerHub TB, Star Trek into Darkness‘ J.J. Abrams shared his negative thoughts about the Star Trek video game.
Abrams originally had had high hopes for the game. “To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay,” he said.
“The last game, which was obviously a big disappointment to me, was something that we were actually involved in at the very beginning and then we sort of realized that it was not going in a place where we were going to get what we wanted, so we dropped out,” said Abrams.
And indeed, Abrams’ fears were realized about the game. “[The video game] was something that I think, for me emotionally it hurt, because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got, this isn’t even my opinion, it got universally panned,” he said.
“I think that it was something without question that didn’t help the movie and arguably hurt it.”
Thanks to Randy H for the tip!