Some new info
Cryptic Studios has confirmed that Captain Kirk will not appear in its forthcoming MMO title, Star Trek Online.http://www.incgamers.com/News/15027/
When asked by MTV Multiplayer if we could expect to see Kirk in Star Trek Online, the game's executive producer, Craig Zinkievich, responded:
"You probably will not. I think you’ll see events and settings, and relatives of the known characters. But we’re in the future where the majority of the known characters have passed on."
Zinkievich also explained more about the game's story, revealing that it will be set 30 years after the last film, Star Trek: Nemesis.
"We picked that for a couple of reasons. We think deep-down that people want to play in that universe," he said.
"People want to be a part of that universe, but they don’t want to replay stories they already know. They may be a part of it, but they want to change the story and they want to participate in the story, it’s not just, "Okay, I’m going to go play that episode.""
"Setting it in the future allowed us to provide that new and yet familiar experience to people. And at the same time, at the end of “Nemesis” everyone was kind of happy, peace was there but peace never stays long in any place. Even in the Star Trek universe. The Khitomer Accords has broken down, the Klingons are at the Federation’s throat, and they’re on the verge of all-out war. The universe is a much more dangerous place with a lot more conflict 30 years in the future."
An official release date for the title is yet to be confirmed, although a 2010 launch is expected.