Bethesda Softworks Provides Details Of Upcoming GamesBy Michelle
January 26, 2006 - 11:00 PM
Bethesda Softworks confirmed that the company has acquired a license to develop Star Trek games and provided some details of plans for Star Trek: Legacy and Star Trek: Tactical Assault.
Gamespot reported that Bethesda had confirmed the licensing agreement. "Being able to work with the entire universe of this beloved series is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us," said vice president of development Todd Vaughn. Traditionally PC- and console-focused, Bethesda Softworks developed The Elder Scrolls.
Gamespot noted that Paramount licensing director Harry Lang had hinted that a new Trek game was in the works and had confirmed online stories that Mad Doc Software was involved. Mad Doc directed questions to Bethesda Softworks. "We have some great ideas about where we want to go with this license and having the exclusive right to develop and publish Star Trek games across all platforms ensures that every Star Trek game will be a quality game worthy of its name," promised Vaughn.
Star Trek: Legacy is being developed for PCs and the Xbox 360; it is expected to be released by the end of 2006; players will take the role of a Starfleet admiral commanding a task force of starships. It will be available as multiplayer online. Star Trek: Tactical Assault will be designed for PSP and DS handhelds and has a planned September release. The game will feature "real-time spaceship combat from the universe of the original Star Trek series" and DS players will be able to compete in wireless combat.
More information is available at Gamespot.