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 it.
Star Trek Online players will get another chance to take part in a Mirror Invasion when it makes its return beginning Thursday, August 25th. The event will run through September 15th. During the Mirror Invasion, players will be able to earn Dilithium, Marks and a special Admiralty Card after completing a new reputation project.
A new developer diary has been released to show off the upcoming console version of Star Trek Online. In the video, Cryptic devs take viewers on a walk through the upgrades and control systems that will be available to both PlayStation 4 and XBox One users when the console versions go live in the near future. Check it out!
To celebrate the launch of Star Trek Online's new expansion, Agents of Yesterday, we're teaming up with Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios to give away Temporal Agent Starter Packs. Each pack includes several items to help you create a brand-new Temporal Agent, including two temporal ships, torn uniforms from Star Trek: The Original Series, an 0718 Bridge Officer and the official title of "Temporal Agent."
Star Trek Online players can now take a nostalgic trip into Star Trek's past with the release of the Agents of Yesterday expansion that has now gone live. Players can score Original Series items including tunics, Mark II phasers and much more.
Agent of Yesterday is the next expansion for Star Trek Online that brings the classic, original series into the game in celebration of its 50th anniversary. We had an opportunity to chat with Executive Producer Steve Ricossa to find out more. See what he had to say in our exclusive interview.
Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have released the launch trailer for the next expansion to Star Trek Online. Called Agents of Yesterday, new content will take players back to 'classic' Star Trek in celebration of the television series' 50th anniversary.
The Star Trek Online site has been updated with a short post simply entitled "Kelvin Timeline" that teases a future update where players will be able to travel between current Star Trek reality and that of Star Trek: Into the Darkness.
Star Trek Online's latest expansion Agents of Yesterday will begin on July 6th for fans. Players will be able to go back in time with some of the original Star Trek elements from the first TV series.
The Star Trek Online team is busy preparing the game for console release later this year. Part of the preparation includes updating the games graphics in a way that shows vast improvement, but also keep the game viable for lower-end systems. In a new, detailed developer blog on the game's official site, readers are given insight into how big improvements will be made in very visible, yet low footprint, ways.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced that Star Trek Online will be launching for both PlayStation 4 and XBox One in the fall of 2016. On launch, players will receive two expansions and eleven seasons of content, including 130 featured episodes to bring the iconic Star Trek universe to life.