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Star Trek: Infinite from Paradox releases October 12

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Paradox Interactive along with Nimble Giant Entertainment have announced that Star Trek: Infinite will be releasing on October 12th. Unlike titles from their in-house first-party development teams, this one will not have Native Linux support. It's built on the foundation of Stellaris, and pretty much looks like Star Trek Stellaris.

Even on the Steam page Paradox touch on this noting that "Star Trek: Infinite is built upon the core systems of Stellaris, leveraging the deep and complex system and making them its own. Aspects of these systems have been streamlined and simplified to better resonate with the Star Trek franchise." — so they're expanding the audience, while making elements of it simpler.

"Beginning decades before the Star Trek: The Next Generation era, Star Trek: Infinite grants players the power to shape the galaxy’s destiny as a faction of their choice. The immersive grand strategy game puts players in the captain’s chair to lead one of four unique Quadrant Powers: The United Federation of Planets, Romulan Star Empire, Cardassian Union, or Klingon Empire. While remaining faithful to Star Trek lore, Star Trek: Infinite introduces fresh avenues for adventure as players can explore the Alpha and Beta quadrants, govern empire dynamics, handle economic intricacies, and engage with undiscovered civilizations."

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Available on Steam for pre-purchase and you get certain rewards if you grab it before release including:

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks uniform options
  • The U.S.S. Cerritos, a science ship with special options for minor nations (Second Contact)
  • A Klingon advisor voice line, “Qapla”

In a preview that Polygon had, they're keen to note it's not just a Star Trek skin on Stellaris. A quote from producer Mats Holm: "We split off from the Stellaris main branch quite a while ago," says Holm. "The Stellaris team is completely focused on making every possible sci-fi theme that you can imagine, put into one game. On Star Trek: Infinite, we want to make the ultimate Star Trek fantasy. We want it to be very bespoke."

I'm something of a Trekkie myself, so I'm hopeful it's a good one and hopeful it works well with Proton.

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Phlebiac Sep 8, 2023
Quoting: GroganDiscovery was OK, but I lost interest in the second season. Star Trek Picard bored me after the first episode. I think I quit on the third one. It's not that I hated it, I love Patrick Stewart, it just didn't capture my interest enough to tear me away from other things (e.g. games)

I found the first couple of seasons of Discovery started strong, but went downhill in the second half. As for the Picard series - the second season brought back Q, and the third season was like a TNG reunion. If that doesn't pique your interest, then by all means, keep ignoring it. :)
Purple Library Guy Sep 8, 2023
Quoting: saellavenI've always held the position that wine/proton are great for using older software/games, but harmful to luring people to native ports in the future. Why write native ports when you get the entire Linux base for free? We're already seeing companies that always made Linux a priority dropping native support for future games.
It's true, we are. But we are also seeing Linux native releases from outfits that never did that before. The net impact seems to be close to a wash at this point. I think if Linux share keeps growing it will probably shift to a net positive.

One thing to keep in mind is that things are different now in a number of ways. Back in the OS/2 days, everything was fresh and new, meaning Windows could do slimy little things to break compatibility and it wouldn't affect much else. Now everything is big and old, with complexity going layer after layer deep. Microsoft can try to fuck around, but it wouldn't be just Linux they'd be breaking--and Wine/Proton would probably fix stuff for us faster than they could fix the unintended consequences on Windows.
Grogan Sep 9, 2023
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Quoting: PhlebiacAs for the Picard series - the second season brought back Q, and the third season was like a TNG reunion. If that doesn't pique your interest, then by all means, keep ignoring it. :)

Actual, Q, John DeLancie Q? I love that snide character.

The concept of the Q though, is just something I have to shrug off (silly). Just suspend belief, it's fiction. They only did something like that once in the original series. Trelaine or whatever the ponce's name was. It's fair game I suppose, if they can disassemble a human into an energy stream, and reconstitute every quantum state of every atom, in every molecule, in every place... I suppose there will be beings that can snap their fingers and change reality :-)

I would enjoy seeing the old cast of Next Generation again too.

I wouldn't have been adverse to watching it at the start, but I don't have a TV or anything, and it takes something I'm especially interested in for me to sit at my computer and watch it. I more watch shows if I'm hanging out with my nephew or something, but he wouldn't watch that.

Anyway, the topic of conversation... I'm not interested in this game only because of the game type. I can't get into those. I would otherwise love to have a Star Trek game. The only one I have is a moldy oldie from 2000... "Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force" (Quake 3 engine if I recall).
Phlebiac Sep 9, 2023
Quoting: GroganActual, Q, John DeLancie Q? I love that snide character.
I would enjoy seeing the old cast of Next Generation again too.

Yes; sounds like you would enjoy seasons 2 and 3. :)

Quoting: Groganmoldy oldie from 2000... "Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force" (Quake 3 engine if I recall).

Definitely a different genre (and dare I say, more akin to the newer "action" movies).
AsciiWolf Sep 9, 2023
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The lack of a native Linux port is a huge disappointment to me (especially considering that other games from Paradox Interactive got native ports) and the reason why I won't buy this game even though I am a huge Star Trek fan.
Eike Sep 9, 2023
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Quoting: AsciiWolfThe lack of a native Linux port is a huge disappointment to me (especially considering that other games from Paradox Interactive got native ports) and the reason why I won't buy this game even though I am a huge Star Trek fan.

... and even more so as it seems to be technically based on a game with a port.
Somebody must have said: "Remove this Linux build stuff from the system!"
fabertawe Sep 9, 2023
Quoting: Mountain Man"...excellent Star Wars stuff that's ongoing."

I hope that's sarcasm, because the Star Wars franchise has been in the toilet ever since George Lucas made the mistake of selling to Disney.

No, not sarcasm. What's your problem with it?
Eike Sep 9, 2023
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: saellavenI've always held the position that wine/proton are great for using older software/games, but harmful to luring people to native ports in the future. Why write native ports when you get the entire Linux base for free? We're already seeing companies that always made Linux a priority dropping native support for future games.
It's true, we are. But we are also seeing Linux native releases from outfits that never did that before.

Maybe, hopefully, I'm only seeing one side of the story. I'm "following" good games with a Linux port, see them making announcements for their next games, and it feels like more often than not, the next game is not getting some love for penguins.
Mountain Man Sep 9, 2023
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Quoting: Mountain Man"...excellent Star Wars stuff that's ongoing."

I hope that's sarcasm, because the Star Wars franchise has been in the toilet ever since George Lucas made the mistake of selling to Disney.

No, not sarcasm. What's your problem with it?

I'm not going to get in a long, involved discussion about it, but "boring, woke trash" is probably the best description of Disney Star Wars. To be fair, modern Star Trek isn't much better.
Liam Dawe Sep 10, 2023
Quoting: Mountain ManI'm not going to get in a long, involved discussion about it, but "boring, woke trash" is probably the best description of Disney Star Wars. To be fair, modern Star Trek isn't much better.
Respectfully, I can't take anyone at all serious who uses "woke" as some kind of derogatory term. Just reminds me of the "this engine is woke" meme. I've been thoroughly enjoying all the new ST and SW :)
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