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Star Trek Developer Talks About J.J. Abrams’ Negative Comments Regarding Their Game

November 19, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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You may remember a little ways back when J.J. Abrams talked about the poorly received Star Trek video game and said it “arguably hurt” the box office performance of Star Trek: Into Darkness.

With Warframe for PS4 releasing this past Friday in the US and Canada, Digital Extremes Creative Director Stephen Sinclair, who worked on Star Trek for a year, talked about his reaction to J.J.’s comments with IGN:

I think if the owner of the company was here he’d be doing that neck thing with his hand, like, ‘say nothing!’. I don’t think J.J. was trying to throw Digital Extremes under a bus, I think he was talking about the political forces that were affecting the game.

I don’t mean to speak cryptically, and I’m not trying to diffuse blame, but the game we did just before that was The Darkness 2 and it was the same crew working on that game as it was on Star Trek. That game came out with an 80-plus Metacritic rating. The ambitions were high for Star Trek and there’s some awesome co-op stuff there.

I was kind of surprised, personally, to see one of the most awesome, popular and successful film directors working today slagging on that project. It kind of shook me, actually.

Do you agree with J.J. Abrams’ comments about the Star Trek video game? Let us know in the comments below.