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The planned console version of MMORPG Star Trek Online has been scrapped, developer Cryptic has revealed.

The news follows last week's revelation that work on the console version of Cryptic's other MMO, Champions Online, has been stopped.

Cryptic Studios boss Jack Emmert said of Champions Online's fate: "100% of our focus is on making the current PC product the best it can be. There are no current plans for a console version of Champions."

Speaking to, executive producer Craig Zinkievich said the console version of STO had met the same fate as the console version of Champions Online.

"It's pretty much in the same boat as the Champions console version right now," he said.

"It's something we can readily do in terms of technology. We've had it up and running on certain consoles, and had plans and designs in order to take advantage of those platforms. But as it stands right now it's a little difficult to make that final leap on the business side of things. So, currently, just like Champions, the console version of Star Trek Online is on the back burner."

The news is sure to disappoint console-owning Star Trek fans who have been anxiously awaiting news of STO's arrival on, potentially, the Xbox 360 and PS3.

When Cryptic revealed it was working on Star Trek Online back in July 2008, it said it was being developed for console and the PC.

A number of planned console versions of MMOs have fallen by the wayside in recent months, including Age of Conan, Champions Online, and now Star Trek Online.

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thegreatODEN's Avatar


Well im not too upset about it,i got other games for the console to play
Posted 18:06 on 07 April 2010
dudester's Avatar


Theres more likely-hood of it happening since its a sony 1st party game then the mmo's which all got canned on 360 which were third party.
Posted 17:38 on 07 April 2010
Deago007's Avatar


If DC dosent get canned at the ;ast minute.
Posted 16:31 on 07 April 2010
Wido's Avatar


I'm looking forward to DC Universe which is coming to the PS3 this summer? Shame Champions isn't coming to the 360.
Posted 15:41 on 07 April 2010
RecoN's Avatar


Im glad something like this isnt going to touch the surface of consoles! It would be trash, MMO belong to the PC only, consoles should stick to what they have always had.
Posted 13:18 on 07 April 2010
Machetazo's Avatar


Blame Microsoft! (to the tune of Blame Canada - just make up the rest.)
/placards, tar, and feathers

Seriously though, they're the biggest roadblock towards broadening and moving forward of console gaming, yet seen. They can't even move sideways without tripping over their own feet.

Any time that they'll talk about moving forward, somebody be sure to summon the spirit of TFLO to deliver a Ghost of Christmas Past, on the misguided Scrooge.
Posted 12:27 on 07 April 2010
Deago007's Avatar


We are never going to get a MMO. Gesh!
Posted 12:04 on 07 April 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 05/02/2010
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Publisher: Atari
Genre: Sci-Fi RPG
No. Players: 1 + Online
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 542 12
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