DH: Were environmental sound effects created from scratch for the game or were you able to sample sounds which have actually been used in TV and film?
Michael Henry - Audio Department:
Both. CBS/Paramount was kind enough to provide us with a library of sound effects and ambience from the original series through Enterprise, and also some sound effects created for some of the movies. However, given the time line for Star Trek Online and the variety of new environments we have had to cover, we have also been working furiously to create new sound effects and environmental audio to augment those from the Star Trek legacy. We are adding new and unique content on the art side, so we are adding new audio content as well, always keeping in mind the we are part of a great tradition.