'Star Trek Legacy' To Bring Together Three GenerationsBy Michelle
January 16, 2006 - 11:25 PM
A new Star Trek computer game, Star Trek: Legacy, is in development by Mad Doc Software.
Computer and Video Games has compiled news on the strategy game, which will span three Star Trek eras for PC and Xbox 360. They cite a STGU forum post that reveals Legacy's plan to have the game cover the era of Enterprise, the original series and the second generation shows.
Players will take on the role of Federation characters, while the opponents will come from enemies from each of the eras. The three generations will be spanned by the Iconians, a time traveling species who operate in each of the timelines.
STGU founder ChessMess reported that a Vulcan scientist goes mad while trying to create a logical utopia using Iconian technology and a Borg alliance. To solve the dilemma, all the captains from all three timelines must work together. The multi-player game will feature numerous ship battles and allow multiplayer gaming on both Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live) and PC.
Harry Lang, Senior Director of Interactive Viacom Consumer Products from the licensing division of Paramount Pictures, posted at the STGU that the game has "been a long time coming." He implied that development was already underway and added, "as for bugs, well, different publisher, and much more stringent requirements for Xbox 360."
In terms of the graphics of Legacy, noted Lang, "once you see the screenshots and this thing in motion, you will be blown away." There has been no announcement of a release date but STGU forums reported rumours that it would be out in fall 2006.