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Now while we'll probably sadly never get an official Star Trek Birth of the Federation 2 it looks like we’re about to get an entirely new Star Trek 4X strategy game from Paradox called Star Trek Infinite that much like good old BOTF is set in the TNG era with Picard, Gowron, Gul Dukat, and many more characters from TNG, DS9 and Voyager! You can play as the United Federation of Planets, Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire, or Cardassian Union (sorry no Ferengi this time haha) and a huge array of minor races to ally or conquer just like in BOTF. While this might not exactly be the BOTF2 sequel many of us have hoped for, it does look a LOT like the popular Star Trek mod for Stellaris, so I guess Paradox thought “lets make that a real thing” lol, grabbed the Trek licence and enlisted the help of Nimble Giant Entertainment who created the gorgeous looking (but flawed) big budget Master of Orion reboot a few years back. The same people behind a Master of Orion game making a Star Trek 4X game? Hmm that sounds familiar. While I’ve not played the Star Trek mod for Stellaris myself I’ve heard many times over the years from it’s players that it often reminded them of BOTF so it will be very interesting to see just how similar this new game will be. Judging by the steam screenshots there will be story/quest elements much like with Stellaris too. Will be interesting to see if the Borg make a nasty appearance (judging by the teaser vid they will just like in BOTF), how much control we'll have over battle sequences, and if the game does well enough to have more playable races added via DLC addons (eg Dominion).
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1622 ... _Infinite/
Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PNry7vIs6w
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 7293520156
Their first dev diary is here too.. they even mention BOTF as inspiration and recreating that experience which is great. I'm loving all their TNG/DS9/VOY era artwork (presumably used in the game's many events and story trees).
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 3474484021
And lastly IGN got a copy and have done a nice preview on it too...
https://za.ign.com/star-trek-infinite/1 ... l-frontier
Dev diary 2:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 6827509100
Dev diary 3:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 0951474244
Release story trailer...
Interesting that story wise they appear to be basing it around the yesterdays enterprise alternate universe but presumably before the Feds start losing the war to the Klingons and you get to 'set a new path'..
Reminds me of a great Civ4 Star Trek mod scenario set in that timeline as well where you gotta try and turn the war around for the Feds. I show it around the 9:30 mark of this video..
https://youtu.be/635fMVgRkD4?list=PLZqn ... i9Z9XwL-A_
The whole release has been a bit rocky but I never play day 1 releases anymore and from what I'm seeing this one is no exception and it's definitely gonna be a long time before I get to it, so all good lol. Anyway it looks like they've put some more dev diaries out around the release period..
Dev 4 is stuff on story..
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 5658444628
Dev diary 5 talks about bug fixing and hints as to whats being added next (Ferengi buildings & Dyson sphere)..
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 1162309645
Dev diary 6 is now out too talking about how the day 1 release was a bit of a disaster lol.
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 2955731803
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 5692961794
And dev diary 8 is out too showcasing some of the best user made mods out there adding new planets, buildings, missions, and more lore friendly or sandbox galaxy maps.
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 3262704893
Dev diary 9:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 0052041272
Dev diary 10:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 1333884838
Dev diary 11:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/162290 ... 1863157752