Ask Cryptic: July 2012
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Join Date: Jun 2012
07-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Q: (akrilon) Are there any plans to incorporate voice over options for Bridge Officers or Captains in the near future?
Dstahl: Not in the near future. We have discussed this feature for a long time. Cryptic has a strong belief in allowing players to have as much control over their character?s look and persona as possible. Considering all the options available in the character creator, it would require hundreds of unique voices in order to achieve the level of customization we want players to have. Unfortunately, given how much dialog is in our game, that is extremely expensive and most likely not in the stars for us at this time. That hasn?t stopped people like me from wanting it to happen in game, but currently there are some big hurdles preventing it.
If he's talking about voice overs for EVERY SINGLE LINE OF DIALOGUE in the game, that's understandable.
However, there are still hundreds of thousands of pre-recorded voice clips in the game's sound data files that haven't been utilized in two years. What will be done with those? Will they be made available to be heard in-game by NPC's or boffs at some point, or will they continue to not be used?
Something as simple as hearing our boffs speak lines like "Charging weapons!" or "Enemy vessel in range, Captain." can add a ton of immersion to the game and make our crew feel like more than just paper dolls that follow us around and man stations on our ships.
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