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J.J. Abrams distanced himself from the Star Trek video game early on

Months after the lacklustre release of Digital Extreme’s Star Trek: The Video Game, Star Trek film series director J.J. Abrams has broken the silence and provided GamerHub with his true thoughts on the game.

“The last game was obviously a big disappointment to me,” Abrams told GamerHub. “We were actually involved at the very beginning of it, and then we realized that it was not going in a place where we were going to get what we wanted. So we dropped out and they continued to do it.”

“To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay and instead it was not,” he continued. “For me, emotionally, it hurt, because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got […] universally panned. I think that it was something that, without question, didn’t help the movie and arguably hurt it.”

We reviewed Star Trek and gave the game a a 5/10.

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