Perpetual Shuts Down Rome Game In Favor of Star TrekBy Michelle
October 11, 2007 - 10:12 PM
Perpetual Entertainment has shut down production on a Roman-era MMORPG, Gods & Heroes, though Star Trek Online is still under development.
"The Perpetual team is faced with a unique challenge of simultaneously developing both Gods & Heroes and Star Trek Online in addition to growing our Online Game Platform business," wrote company co-founder Chris McKibbin at the official web site of Gods & Heroes. "After assessing all of Perpetual's opportunities, we have made the decision to put the development of Gods & Heroes on indefinite hold."
EuroGamer added that Perpetual "will instead focus its resources on Star Trek Online, offering jobs to those made redundant by the recent move." The site speculated that this decision "perhaps confirms observations that the traditional fantasy genre is too crowded and that a strong brand is the bread and butter of a successful MMORPG."
New concept art was recently posted for Star Trek Online at DevLog. "We'd like to start with one of these boffo images, and take everyone on a whirlwind tour of how they're broken into increasingly tiny pieces," wrote Mike Stemmle. "Once we're happy with the basic exteriors and interiors for the structures, the concept team gets down to the nitty-gritty, and begins drawing up the dozens of individual props that will be used to decorate the buildings."
No firm release date has been set for Star Trek Online.