MMO fansite WarCry acquires 2nd Star Trek Online Screenshot

Last week, the popular MMO fansite known as WarCry conducted an interview with Daron Stinnett of P2 Entertainment, Executive Producer of Star Trek Online. The interview covered widely discussed topics such as the game's more "stylized" approach, its casual appeal, and the general direction the game is taking. In addition to the interview, a second screenshot is revealed which appears to show a human character firing a phaser on a Gorn soldier.

WarCry has also attempted to seek comment on a recent lawsuit against P2 Entertainment (formerly Perpetual Entertainment) by Kohnke Communications, Inc. - a public relations firm best known for promoting MMORPG developers such as Red 5 and EA Mythic. Unfortunately, both parties declined to comment on the issue.


WarCry: Recently, rumors suggested that STO would become a more casual game, while others said it would simply adopt a more casual business model. At its core, do you believe that the Star Trek universe is suited a casual experience?

Daron Stinnett: We've always believed that Star Trek is an inviting world for more than just the enthusiasts so we've stayed focused on making a game that everyone can enjoy. We know that difficult to learn gameplay can be a barrier for some as is the $15/month subscription fee. It is true that we have been discussing different payment models internally to see if there is a way to enable more people to experience Star Trek Online while ensuring that we are able to pay for the ongoing operating costs of a triple-A MMO. We haven't yet come to any conclusions though.


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They were the first to debut the in-game ground screenshot of Star Trek Online. That image was put up after the interview. They even have "Courtesy of WarCry" in the description.

I'm slowly beginning to lose faith in the success of Star Trek Online, but I haven't lost it all yet. Surely they can do better than this. P2 Entertainment's Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising looks much better. Check out the screenshots here and see for yourself. This is how I know P2 Entertainment is capable of producing a game with better graphics. I guess it looks like that since it's still early in development.

PS: Did you know? P2 Entertainment put the development of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising on indefinite hold in order to develop Star Trek Online.

Anaron said,
I'm slowly beginning to lose faith in the success of Star Trek Online, but I haven't lost it all yet. Surely they can do better than this. P2 Entertainment's Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising looks much better. Check out the screenshots here and see for yourself. This is how I know P2 Entertainment is capable of producing a game with better graphics. I guess it looks like that since it's still early in development.

PS: Did you know? P2 Entertainment put the development of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising on indefinite hold in order to develop Star Trek Online.

sometimes gameplay is better than some fancy graphics , that 70% cant see them because they dont have powerfull pcs for it

I think what he's trying to say is that if a company can't be bothered to make DECENT graphics, there's little chance they'll be bothered to make a decent game.

Almost as bad as the first screenshot... what is that artifact on his thigh, a tricorder holder? The planet surface is suppose to be bump mapping or a low-res texture? Where are the planet elements... I mean even Star Wars Galaxies looks better than this and it's almost four years old now.

And here I am thinking you couldn't make MMOs more nerdy.

P.S. - visually, it doesn't looke half bad. :cheeky: