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3D Action Planet chatted with some of the developers at Raven Software yesterday afternoon to talk about their just-released for the PC Star Trek title, Voyager: Elite Force. A transcript of the entire affair has been posted, so you can read their answers to a number questions about the game. It is in the usual, slightly-crazed IRC-style chat style, but here's an excerpt to give you an idea of what to expect:

What made you decide to allow the player to play as either gender rather than just a guy? Given all the work is doubled with the cinematics, I thought that was a nice touch.


Cosmos[RAVEN] Actually, we came up with a fairly simple, easy and automatic way to exchange the models, skins, sounds, text, etc

Winter[RAVEN] It adds to re-playability for one thing...and it also allows players to further identify with the main character...whether they are male or female.

Nexus[RAVEN] We also didn't want to disappoint our female fans

Terata[RAVEN] A few things are specifically different for the two characters, items in Munro's quarters and such, but mostly it was automatic.
The ability to play as either Alex or Alexandra Munro is just one of the many impressive features in the game. If you'd like to see the developers answer questions in their own words, head on over and read through the rest of the transcript.


The Mac version of Elite Force is underway and progressing nicely, according to programmer Duane Johnson. It will hopefully be finished up soon and available from Aspyr Media later this year.

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