Hello all, This is a bit of a question with many interpretation, hopefully my own example later on gives people an idea what I exactly mean. But what do gamers here think would be the best setting for a Star Trek, now I am not just talking Prime Timeline versus Kelvin Timeline but more also which era; one of the existing ones of a complete new period. I feel that the timeline/era choice will determine how well a future Star Trek title would be received by Star Trek gamers and gamers in general. I myself am a big First Person Shooter fan (though I like traditional adventure games, space sim, and the occasional strategy game as well), and I was really on board when Elite Force 1 and 2, and Deep Space Nine the Fallen were first released. (I also played Honor Guard but this really was Unreal redressed as Star Trek, and Star Trek Generation which suffered from control issues and the lack of saving during a mission). Both titles had the fortunate of being released during the time that both Star Trek shows were still on the air, though I think DSN had just completed its run when The Fallen had come out. When Elite Force 2 came out there were still TNG games. Elite Force appealed even to non Star Trek fans, I am not sure if The Fallen appealed much outside the Star Trek gamer target group, especially as it was a lot more grounded in that show. (how many people recognize Cardassians or the forces of the Dominion?) Though I am not a big fan of Enterprise myself the setting of the show could also have been used for a FPS game, the classic races and new comers such as the Suliban and the Xindi (even the Borg if you stretched the setting based on "Regeneration") A Half Life 2 mod based on Enterprise called Temporal Cold War was actually in development for quite a while before it got canceled, and after it came MACO for Crysis 2 (I actually bought Crysis 2 in anticipation for this mod) before that one got canceled as well. Well the new Star Trek movies also got their own game (along side a number of smaller mobile games), but the quality of that game blew any chances in it launching a new Star Trek gaming market, though I guess the new VR game 'might' help recover that. But what is the best choice now for settings regarding a Star Trek game? A 'birth of the Federation' style strategy game would not really much difficulty with that, just incorporate all the eras, each with their own aesthetics, but what about FPS, Adventure, and Strategy. Fourteen years ago I would have said the TNG/DSN/VGR era as that was still the most well known setting by the general public and it offered a lot of content such as characters and species to make games with. But outside Star Trek Online that setting has barely been used any more in the years after. How many in general still remember DSN and VGR? The new movie setting? Not sure of the majority of people who watches the movies would actually play the game, especially after the disaster that was the Star Trek game, and the general bad reputation licensed games have. Even its content is a bit vague, outside the movies there are only the comics and they are all non canon. Perhaps to work as a single player franchise again the series might have to return to the setting of the original series as that is the one that still has the biggest public awareness, if even just for the tropes and Star Trek-isms that permeates on the web. Of course the problem with that one is that several of the actors of that setting can no longer be called up to do voice work unless computer designers come up with a really accurate voice simulation program. Well there is the Star Trek Discovery setting to I guess but the show must first actually air and we still don't know what its reception is before things such as a video game could be considered being based on it. (I find it ridiculous that already comics and books are planned) Something post-Nemesis that has its own setting? Then you have a lot of unknowns in an unestablished setting that will probably not draw in many gamers. What do people here think would be the best future direction for Star Trek gaming ?