It's interesting he says the the following:
* at the start of the process (creating events for the game), they sent CBS the high-level story beats and '99 times out of hundreds they never respond to'
* They incorporate bits of the novels, but it's clear he has read some of them but not others -
"Some of the novels do some crazy stuff, I hear there was a book, where I hear, because we've been working with Denise Crosby that Sela gets killed, I wonder how they hell they get away with that, does CBS even know that? Because I don't think they would be happy about that. Another book where they destroy the borg, we could never do that" and he thinks that CBS are a little bit more concerned with what they do rather than the books.