Working from the Telltale legacy, the story of Dramatic Labs will take place shortly after Star Trek: The Next Generation (which first ran on television from 1987 to 1994).
According to the studio developing the game, “Star Trek: Resurgence is a bold, interactive narrative game set shortly after Star Trek: The Next Generation’s timeline. A worker uprising threatens the tenuous peace between two alien civilizations, and Starfleet is forced to intervene. Players experience the conflict and larger mystery from two critical perspectives. The U.S.S. RESOLUTE’s First Officer Jara Rydek is part of the diplomatic envoy led by Ambassador Spock tasked with finding a resolution—and uncovering the ultimate source of this tense situation.
Engineering Crewperson Carter Diaz highlights how the mission plays out from the lower decks, caught up in the events in his unique way. Throughout the gripping story, players can interact with the Star Trek universe like never before, with moments of authentic action and critical decisions that shape the broader narrative in subtle and unexpected ways,” the studio wrote.
Dramatic Labs has also published plenty of images of the game (we’re not kidding; the gallery is quite a nice one this time…), but surprisingly, they didn’t release a new video of the latest Star Trek game adaptation alongside the release date, so it’s not simply going to be a take on a TV series (or a movie tie-in), and it was a brave decision to create a new story for it. Fans can undoubtedly tell if the developers are up to the task…
The release date is unlikely to change much, as we’re less than a month away. Paramount Global, which owns the Star Trek IP, would not be happy if Star Trek: Resurgence wasn’t released on May 23 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Epic Games Store – it’s questionable whether Denuvo will be used), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.