Star Trek Online is a premier free-to-play MMORPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment set in the famous Star Trek universe. Don the official uniforms of the United Federation of Planets or the Klingon Empire, choose the path of Tactical, Science, or Engineering specialties, command Away Teams, captain your very own starship, avoid Borg assimilation, even breed (!) Tribbles, all in Gene Roddenberry’s larger-than-life space epic, and all for free.
STO brings the Final Frontier right to your computer screen, with a stardate sometime in 2049, and in the same timeline set forth in the TV shows. Players quickly become captain of a starship, and are given a trial by fire as their first mission, setting the basis for the game’s story. From there, players are free to explore strange new worlds, new life, new civilizations, to boldly go anywhere in game they wish to. STO has many of the locations made known from the TV series, and is constantly expanding the known universe with many more. Characters, bridge officers, and starships are all highly customizable, and may easily be made to stay true to Star Trek canon.
STO is powered by the Cryptic Engine, allowing for very good space and ground visuals, and focusing on engaging combat tactics, such as the ability to flank enemies on the ground for extra damage, and position starships to make proper use of shields and weapons. Furthermore, the STO Foundry gives players the tools to create missions, and make them available for play by other players. The bottom line is, if you’re looking to get into a solid Star Trek game, Star Trek Online is the one. It's available on PC, and XB1 and PS4.
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced that Star Trek Online will celebrating its seventh anniversary with the launch of Season 12 - Reckoning on January 26th for PC players and on for consoles and a later date. The game's anniversary will be packed with give aways, mini-games, a pair of new space queues, a new R&D category and a special episode called "Of Signs & Portents".
Star Trek Online will be bringing another iconic character into the game when General Rodek portrayed by Tony Todd will join the game. The volatile brother of Worf, Rodek will be shown in a younger form as he appeared in The Next Generation and as an older person as in Deep Space 9.
Star Trek Online players taking part on the Tribble test server have uncovered what appears to be a new map sector filled with new locations such as Fesarius, Argus, Draconis and others. What this portends for a future update remains unknown, though the STO team has promised lots of new content for 2017.
Star Trek Online players who were looking forward to the 3D printed version of their favorite ship will be disappointed to hear that the company that had been contracted to complete the models will be closing at the end of the month, hence no ship model. The announcement about the unique ship models was revealed about three months ago but in the intervening months, Eucl3d, the company responsible for printing duties, ran into business issues and will be closing.
Cryptic Studios has announced that the Fleets update for Star Trek Online has launched for both XBox One and PlayStation 4 players. With it, console fans will be able to take part in the Admiralty System, Fleet Holdings, Duty Officers and the Research & Development System.