In a move that's almost as shocking as a "red shirt" being removed from life duty on the original Enterprise, Cryptic confirms that Star Trek Online
for consoles is taking the shuttle to retail reality at impulse speed. The studio told VideoGamer
is "pretty much in the same boat as the Champions
console version right now." Cryptic had previously stated that the console version of Champions Online
is -- as Miracle Max from The Princess Bride
would put it -- mostly dead
Cryptic claims that the technology is there to do the game "on certain consoles" and was ready to move, but "it's a little difficult to make that final leap on the business side of things." Well, if it's any consolation, this console generation appears like it's going to be around for a while. Perhaps the traction required for console MMOs will pick up before it's too late.