A new free to play multi-player Star Trek game has been pulled from the schedules by its German manufacturers Gameforge, after they were unable to drum up sufficient support for the project, based in the timeline of the third of the TV series, Deep Space Nine.
“Since autumn 2011 we made many efforts to find a publishing and marketing partner for Star Trek: Infinite Space,” says Gameforge said in a statement translated from German by Games Industry International, who broke the news. “Unfortunately, our efforts were not successful. So we have decided with a heavy heart to finally abandon the project Star Trek: Infinite Space. The discontinuation is very regrettable. Unfortunately it happens from time to time that a good concept for a game cannot be implemented as originally planned.”
Gameforge’s plans may have been affected by Star Trek Online‘s switch to free-to-play earlier this year. Another game, based in the new movie timeline, is still in preparation for release next year.
Deep Space Nine celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, with writer David R. George III announcing at the Shore Leave convention that a special novel will be penned to mark the occasion.