I think there's an angle to this that is directly related to STO.
This game has the Paramount movie license.
STO can't make any uniforms or ships from the movie.
Could this game be what's holding that back?
I wish it were actually that simple
Unfortunately STO couldnt use anything(well, items, not story elements) from the 2009 movie long before the game in question even started development. The simplest answer is because STO's licensing deal is with CBS, not Paramount. And as the Devs have stated in the past, it is up to CBS to negotiate any deals with Paramount for what STO could use from the 2009 movie, not Cryptic themselves.