An apology to the devs
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-24-2010, 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by
For those looking for evidence of Atari's involvement:
These are taken from Atari's web site:
May 29, 2009
-- states expected release of STO by end of 2009/2010 fiscal year
November 12, 2009
-- states release date of STO as February 02, 2010
There was also a corporate release between those two stating expected release of STO by March 31, 2010. But I lost that link, apologies.
Note that these were all dates given long before Cryptic or the STO web site or forums confirmed any release dates. Cryptic's tag line had been, "You will get a release date from us first."
The quote claiming that Cryptic churns out MMOs in 18-24 month cycles is slightly out of context. The actual statement is on Atari's web site under Corporate Strategy (for 2008):
Not saying that any of this is proof of anything. Just saying, here are the official corporate releases. Make of them what you will.
It also says nothing of CBS' involvement, which is the parent owner of the Star Trek intellectual property and franchise.
Good job with the info Matt, and you can bet your bottom dollar, that CBS does have a ton of influence in the game design and development.