For example, did you know that the 2009 uniforms are in the games code? Modeled, textured and everything?
Yup. Remember them quite well. I always want to bring them up in "debates" about what they can and can't do with the JJ movie, because a lot of times the discussion likes to try and focus on how the game only uses stuff from before the timeline shifted backwards and parallel. But I was always having trouble finding a good shot of them as game assets to link.
But for some strange reason Paramount and CBS won't allow them. So I wonder what's up with that.
I think it's probably something really simple. Whoever worked out the deal/details with the stuff that did make it into the game, couldn't swing the uniforms. And since then, that person (it may have been, say, Emmert himself, or Zinc) has moved on. So they just didn't have anyone on staff to try and work on joint CBS-Paramount marketing potential. They lost a ton of staff over the past few years. And even the ones they had, like DStahl for example, didn't work on that big corporate boardroom type of marketing deals when the game was in beta.
Again, I'm not saying the Narada will happen. But I do see room for the possibility that it could happen. There was someone working together with CBS and Paramount way back when.
Tons. I use it to power up my aux stat, and then open a glitterwell on my unicorn class science ship. It's FABULOUS.
Anyways, the point is, that in 2009, they swung some leeway to utilize a bunch of new movie stuff. Here we are in 2013, with ... a NEW new movie coming out.
There's nothing to stop them from trying to swing some sort of new cross promotional potential that includes new itemization that links right back into the new Trek and gives players new stuff. Like a Narada for the brand new faction that debuts right around the time the new new movie debuts.
Also, another thing from the 2009 trek movie in the game (and it's Romulan specific) ... Romulan Tattoo. You can put Nero's tattoo on your face in the alien customization options.
That's directly from the movie. And not any of the shows.
This barrier you seem to think exists, didn't exist three years ago.
There is a reason Cryptic said Red matter won't be going to the C store.
The Kelvin's saucer is about the size of the Constitution's. The JJ Constitution is supposed to be slightly larger than the original, but with bulkier engines (There is the shuttle scene that would require the ship to be much larger, but every other shot with a scale reference requires it to be much smaller than that shot did), putting the Kelvin a bit bigger than the Miranda.
With that scale, the Borg upgraded Narada is not quite as wide as B'ger and about half as long. Big, but we're talking tactical cube big, not Enterprise-J big.
If we go with the scale required for the shuttle scene (close to Galaxy size, making the Kelvin something closer to the Cheyenne or Nebula), this puts the Narada right about as long as B'ger and somewhat fatter. Large enough to break firing arcs and probably something that would have to be immobile, but still an order of magnitude away from the Enterprise-J.