Yeah, that secret project of theirs has been underway for many, many years...they have acquired and completed the games CO and STO during the time that one's been in development. Cryptics main page makes a mention of it, and there is a shot or two or artwork or something there but nothing to get excited about.
That was a nice, informative article. I enjoyed the historical aspects and how they also managed to put a human face on the folks at Cryptic. If they're that dedicated and worried about making a great Star Trek game, then we have nothing to worry about.
I really enjoyed the videos that were a part of this article, and I think it would be great if future articles could include something like this as well so that it's not just all information but also a little demonstration of how things will actually function in-game. Overall this is probably one of my favorite updates in recent memory. Keep up the good work!
One thing that caught my attention was when Jack was talking about after Cryptic got the rights to do STO and they went to Perpetual and interviewed every Perpetual employee that was working on STO and basically told them they had a spot waiting for them at Cryptic to work on STO and not a single Perpetual employee accepted because of the need to re-locate.
That is boggling to me. I can see 75% saying "Thanks but no thanks, don't want to re-locate" due to family committments or whatever, but nobody took them up on the offer? Hmmm.
I know California is a big state and all, but I live in Texas and we have folks re-locating from Dallas to Houston, Austin to San Antonio and every combination all the time. It just struck me as odd.
Now worries though and it was a good piece of STO history to hear about. Good series of interviews.
That is disturbing....If Perpetual had zero employees interested in going to work for Cryptic to continue the development of STO then it is a GREAT thing that they did not have a chance to finish it.
STO needed to be developed by a company that would not only know the franchise, but live it, as Cryptic appears to be.