Star Trek: Legacy warps two weeks back

Going where no man has gone before will have to wait an extra fortnight, as Bethesda pushes back PC, 360 game to November 21.

Gaming fans of Star Trek have no doubt been waiting for Star Trek: Legacy, the next-gen game from Bethesda Softworks (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion). In the space combat sim, players will commandeer a vessel through several eras of Trek, from the Star Trek prequel Enterprise to Star Trek: Voyager. The game will also feature the voice-acting skills of several of the series' legendary captains, including William Shatner as James T. Kirk and Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard.

Unfortunately for fans, it appears as though the game has hit a small bump in its time-space continuum. Online retailers have the game listed as releasing on November 21, two weeks later than Bethesda's previous November 7 shipping date. GameSpot contacted Bethesda Softworks and received an "affirmative" on the game's new ship date.

As for the reason for the delay, Bethesda's Star Trek message board might have the answer. A forum moderator who goes by the handle "RMoore" claims to have contacted Bethesda, who cited quality assurance as reasons for the delay.

Star Trek: Legacy has not yet been rated and will retail for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and $39.99 on the PC. For more info, head over to GameSpot's previous coverage.

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AnimeScifiGamer
AnimeScifiGamer

I'm I right in assuming that the starships will have better control on the Xbox360 one

SwimTen2
SwimTen2

Even Worse News!!!!! It has been delayed even further. It was supposed to come out on 12/5/2006 and now has been delayed tentatively to 12/12/06. That makes for a grand total of 4 weeks of delays. I'm seriously worried. I love Star Trek and have been craving for a new game. Hopefully, this is just Bethesda being meticulous like they were on Elder Scrolls IV. Keep ur fingers crossed!!!

Tengujin-san
Tengujin-san

OMG.. i just read on the official forum that,at least, the German release will be published by UBI :( And we all know how stable UBI games are on release date.. i don't want to wait for months before a decent patch gets released. Think i'll just cancel my preorder and see what happens when the game hits the shelves and the 1st reviews are published

lensig24
lensig24

I just hope that they quash all major bugs before they release the game.

Redpawn0
Redpawn0

The game has warped back even further I'm afraid. GAMESTOP.COM: Star Trek Legacy - Pre-Release 12/05/06

Redpawn0
Redpawn0

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evilyoda861
evilyoda861

It has been in development for years and really this is just not tolerable. They should be slapped for being **** about Gears of War. Gears of War will do better, but running away from it with their heads up their asses is just not the way to take defeat. People if not more would get both since it is like...holy crap 2 awesome looking games to play! Just gotta play GOW first!

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm glad it wasn't delayed TOO much

evilyoda861
evilyoda861

I just dont think they should have delayed this. Just...dissapointing. I'm gonna get this becuase the screens are very impressive now the phasers seem perfect now, but it still pains me that I have to wait becuase they are made of chicken **** They could atleast send us a nice long battle vid.

t_walk1
t_walk1

I'll pick this one up. I'm thinking I will wait to hear which platform it controls better before I order it. My gut tells me PC of course but who knows with the interfaces they are designing these days.

Fraek
Fraek

Paris, FRANCE – October 24th, 2006 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers announced it has entered an agreement with Bethesda Softworks® to publish Star Trek®: Legacy™ on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows, Star Trek: Tactical Assault™ on Nintendo DS™ and Sony PlayStation® Portable, and Star Trek®: Encounters for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. All three titles are scheduled for a European launch in December. ------- Damnable!

Unkillable
Unkillable

I hope that it's worth the wait....

spond
spond

Well if pushing the game back means I don't have to deal with the crap I'm hearing about SW Forces of Cor, ect then I'm all for it. I've been waiting for SFCIII to make the next step into z-axis and timeline progression. I really hope it's worth the wait.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

20$ difference between 360 and PC. Interesting... And about the game... it will probably be good (we are talking about Bethesda here).

evilyoda861
evilyoda861

Another fatal flaw is that the Wii will have a huge amount of attention, why should people think about Legacy when something as great as the Wii is out just a couple days after that? *shakes head* A pity, I was so going to get the game, and I can say I WAS one of the biggest supporters. Well no longer need to come here since I'm not getting it, I would rather play COD3, Gears of War, and the freakin Wii!!!

evilyoda861
evilyoda861

I didn't think I could be dissapointed with this game but...here it is. Why...hello Gears of War! Oh well Gears of War looks amazing so I will have more than enough on my time with gears of war but **** you Beth.

Dolacide
Dolacide

I just hope it turns out great, take as much time needed.

OPOLO
OPOLO

I can't wait to play this one

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

Boooooooo! Hey, I'm from Philly...its what we do. I guess the delay is ok though. I'd rather have the game released late than have it show up on-time with bugs (ya hear that EA?) Should be a good game although that $60 price tag for the 360 still irritates me.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

seems like it could be a cool game....

Ol_skool_Gamer
Ol_skool_Gamer

"I wonder if you can play as Voyager after it gets all the crazy borg technology at the end of the series... " Can someone say overpowered?

InfectiousDust
InfectiousDust

Take your time. More quality assurance = less bugs. And no one likes bugs...

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I wonder if you can play as Voyager after it gets all the crazy borg technology at the end of the series...

Gruug
Gruug

$39.99 for PC and $59.99 for Xbox 360.....ummm!?!? Guess I will buy the PC version....go figure!

jthechosenone
jthechosenone

i just want to be in a bird of prey going "pssseeeooo pssseeeooo" or captain the delta flier and yell at tuvok. or say things like "prepare for a ramming speed!" "but captain they are no match for us" "you heard me lutenant! ram them!"

mbott1701
mbott1701

Sheeot! Was getting all excited for this. Oh well, at least there is GOW and COD3 to tide me over 'till the 21st.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

BNOv5: "its more for the 360 cuz PC owners pay more...duh" . . Huh?!? What kind of warped logic is that? Are you referring to the PC hardware usually costing more than a console system? If so I don't think that is the case at all for the difference. These developers and publishers don't give a rats behind if you spent $6000 or $500 on your rig, they just want your money. The most likely reason that the 360 version costs so damn much more is that Microsoft requires their piece of the action for allowing this game on their system and so as usual the cost is passed along to the consumers. If I am wrong then someone please correct me.

tejay
tejay

Yes, its the same RMoore that does Battlestar Galactica and all the others, if you watch the end of it on free to air tv he comes up. He got the job as a forum moderator from Bethesda. And Legacy actually has its rating, its rated E10+.

erdrickgr
erdrickgr

Sorry, I just meant in the actual new blurb. It seems like DS9 is the forgotten series when it comes to anyone not "into" Trek.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

This game should be really fun, but we'll see...

evilbanshee
evilbanshee

RMoore's avatar certainly looks like Ronald D. Moore. It probably is him. I can't imagine an official forum moderator pathetic enough to impersonate a Star Trek producer. I can't check his forum history though without registering. Maybe someone else who cares enough can do it.

CountZero
CountZero

RMoore, eh... Anyone want to lay odds for or against this guy being Ronald D. Moore, writer for TNG and DS9, and current Exec. Producer and Story Editor for Battlestar Galactica?

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

christopherneal "Khan! Khan! Khaaaaaaaaaan! What?! Don't you guys watch the Trek movies? (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)" Yeah, I've seen that Star Trek Movie and a few others, they're really good. Anyway, I hope this delay will increase the quality of the game.

ColoradoKindBud
ColoradoKindBud

I can't wait to play this game, but I'm actually glad that it got bumped back a couple of weeks just so I can get some time to really dig into GeOW, CoD3, Viva P, & FEAR.

christopherneal
christopherneal

Khan! Khan! Khaaaaaaaaaan! What?! Don't you guys watch the Trek movies? :) (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

BNOv5
BNOv5

its more for the 360 cuz PC owners pay more...duh I am a majority BNOv5 out

Spikester1981
Spikester1981

erdrikgr, check out that link on this story that says "legendary captains". All the captains lended their voices to Legacy. Sucks about the delay...was really looking forward to this game :)

giventofly462
giventofly462

Probably a good idea. Releasing on the same day as Gears of War and Call of Duty 3? Not good.

doomsoth
doomsoth

Doh...I'm looking forward to this game though.

wytefang
wytefang

Gotta love that the PC version is $20 cheaper and will look better and probably run better too. Sweet. Suck about the delay though.

erdrickgr
erdrickgr

Ahh well, I wasn't gonna play it till Christmas anyway. But what's with mentioning Picard and Kirk, but leaving out the best one, Sisko (Avery Brooks)? :-)

Deepfreezed
Deepfreezed

they can take 2 months if they want to.

gt0783
gt0783

Damnit! This sucks, oh well

chknfaqr
chknfaqr

Woah, tim listened to me. Thanks for giving me credit tim!!!!! [/sarcasm] back on topic though, this is a bit of a kick in the pants. At least give us some gameplay footage to hold us over. the khan battles from 6mos ago are old and not meaningful anymore

George_GameGuy
George_GameGuy

Star Trek Legacy is made by Bethesda; the same group of developers that released Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the Xbox 360 and the PC nearly a year ago! I CANNOT WAIT for Star Trek: Legacy to be released on the Xbox 360! This is a COOOOOOL game that is going to AWESOME on the Xbox 360. You will need a REALLY expensive and powerful PC in order to have graphics similar to the Xbox 360. I think that is reason why the Xbox 360 version of the game is more expensive. One thing is for sure: I am going to be the FIRST person in line for this Xbox 360 game!