In an exclusive short QNA at Massively.com, Jack Emmert, Cryptic Studios’ Chief Creative Officer, weighs in on the Atari buyout announcement that hit the news yesterday. Get the scoop at Massively.com.
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Atari has a great pool of resources – PR, marketing, distribution, etc. Atari also has a number of terrific IP's that would make great MMO's. Mostly, this acquisition allows Cryptic to focus solely on the business of making great MMO's.
I don't know what it is about Jack but whenever he talks about Star Trek it calms my nerves down. He's always got a positive upbeat outlook on things. I hope this means I'll be seeing plenty of STO advertising closer to launch.
i have seen both 2010 and 2009 release dates. i also hope it has an '09 release to i don't have to check the site every other day. i also hope i don't need a new graphics card. the video said they are trying to make it run on as many systems as possible.
Did this new article indicate late 2009 as release date? Does anyone have the inside scoop? Thanks.
Jack has been quoted (along with other devs) as stating that they are still shooting for the late 2009 release. The 2010 date on some of the websites reporting about the Atari deal were apparently errors. Of course everything is subject to change but barring something official from Cryptic stating otherwise, I will stick with the 2009 date.