Strategy on a huge scale is in store for Star Trek fans this fall with Star Trek Infinite, a TNG-era title from Paradox and Nimble Giant Entertainment.
To boldly go
It’s pretty great to see Star Trek games start flowing again in general, and as they go this one looks especially cool. A strategy game on what looks to be a massive scale, Star Trek Infinite put players in command of one of the major galactic factions of The Next Generation’s era.
With the game’s action set just before the iconic TV show began, fans can serve as fleetmaster for the United Federation of Planets, Romulan Star Empire, Cardassian Union, or Klingon Empire. Though as you’ll see in the trailer below, the other 3 powers aren’t the only threats to your borders.
Star Trek: Infinite puts players in command of one of four major powers in the galaxy, each with individualized traits, stories, quests, and more to make their play feel distinct. With stunning visuals, difficult choices, and unique gameplay, this game allows players to experience a beloved franchise in a new way as they navigate contact with other empires and worlds.Paradox Interactive press release
The Borg? In a pre-TNG era? Their presence is no doubt going to be one of the more interesting elements, not to mention challenging hurdles, presented in Star Trek Infinite. But keep in mind that, according to Paradox’ Fredrik Wester (the publisher’s CEO), creating something “faithful” to the property was quite important here.
So maybe don’t freak out about a breach in canon just yet.
“It is an honor to bring one of entertainment’s most iconic properties to life for our players and Star Trek’s multigenerational fanbase,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “We know how much this franchise means to fans all over the world, and we are working closely with Nimble Giant and Paramount Consumer Products to create a faithful and fulfilling game that lives up to their expectations.”Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive
StaR Treek Infinite is set to land on the PC and Mac this fall.