Cryptic executive producer Dan Stahl has taken to the Star Trek Online forums to provide what he calls "some rumor control."
Much of his lengthy post concerns specific game-related updates and oft-raised player concerns, but the most interesting factoids deal with the game's (and Cryptic's) profitability and performance. "Cryptic was sold because it was a profitable business and worth at least $50 million to Perfect World," Stahl writes. "STO is not dying by any means and continues to grow stronger. Just last month we took over as the top performing game for Perfect World in North America."
He goes on to say that the development team is expanding and that several positions remain open.
[Thanks to The Grand Nagus for the tip!]