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MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 02/02/10)  | Pub:Perfect World Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
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Star Trek Online News

Latest Headlines for Star Trek Online

  • F2P Launch Date Announced

    Perfect World and Cryptic Studios have announced that the official launch date for the free to play version of Star Trek Online is set for January 17, 2012. To celebrate the announcement, a new trailer featuring the reworked opening cinematic has been released. Enjoy!

    Reported on Nov 10, 2011
  • Space Skills Revision

    The latest "Path to F2P" blog post is now live on the Star Trek Online site. This time, Lead Designer Al Rivera gives readers an inside look at the newly overhauled space skills that are now live on the Tribble test server.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2011
  • Rewards for Playing on Tribble

    The Path to F2P blog on the Star Trek Online site has been updated with a new article outlining the rewards players will score simply for playing on the Tribble test server.

    Reported on Nov 04, 2011
  • New Blog Details Events Calendar

    The Star Trek Online blog series, The Road to F2P, has been updated with a post about changes coming to the Events Calendar in the game.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2011
  • Tribble Spotlight Shines on Starships

    In the latest entry into the Star Trek Online blog series, "The Road to F2P", starships are detailed. The blog post starts with the announcement that the Tribble test server is "experimenting with some line-up changes to the starships for both the Federation and Klingon Defense Force."

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • Introducing Dilithium as Currency

    The latest "Path to Free to Play" blog post on the Star Trek Online site deals with a new feature introduced on the Tribble PTS: Dilithium.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2011
  • The Path to Free to Play Blog Updated

    The Star Trek Online blog has been updated with three new entries into the "Path to Free to Play" series.

    Reported on Oct 04, 2011
  • A Noob’s First Impressions

    Managing Editor Bill Murphy is finally going where lots of men (and women!) have gone before. He's taking the plunge into Star Trek Online to see for himself what the game is all about. As Bill says, "you either love it for what it is, or hate it for what it isn't." Find out where Bill landed in his latest article for Let us know which side of the spectrum you land on in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 02, 2011
  • New Path to F2P Dev Blog Debuts

    The Star Trek Online team has a new developer blog on the official site designed to give players an inside look at the transition from a subscription-based game to a free to play title.

    Reported on Sep 29, 2011
  • Dan Stahl Quits Cryptic

    Star Trek Online executive producer Dan Stahl will be leaving Cryptic Studios next week according to a report at Gamasutra.

    Reported on Sep 21, 2011
  • F2P Interview with Dan Stahl

    The announcement that Cryptic's Star Trek Online would be going free to play, while not unexpected, came as a surprise timing-wise when it was announced a week or so ago. Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller caught up with STO's Executive Producer Dan Stahl to talk about the future of Star Trek Online as a F2P title. Keep reading and then be sure to leave us your comments.

    Reported on Sep 11, 2011
  • F2P Info Center Debuts

    Thanks to a tip from user JMcGrath, we now know that Cryptic Studios has posted a new Star Trek Online F2P Information Center.

    Reported on Sep 06, 2011
  • Story of the Week: Star Trek Online Runs Free

    Though it wasn't entirely unexpected, Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment announced this week that they have plans to make Star Trek Online free-to-play by the end of 2011. In a week filled with PAX coverage, this story garnered a lot of attention if only because many have been hoping for this development for some time now.

    Reported on Sep 03, 2011
  • Computer Ed Interviews Dan Stahl

    In a new interview conducted late yesterday afternoon, "ComputerEd" had the opportunity to talk with Star Trek Online Executive Producer Dan Stahl. The interview commences with a discussion about Wednesday's bombshell that STO would be going F2P by the end of 2011.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2011
  • F2P Model Coming in 2011

    During a question and answer session between investors and Perfect World Entertainment's CEO Michael Chi and CFO Kelvin Lau it was revealed that a free to play version of Star Trek Online will be launched before the end of 2011.

    Reported on Aug 31, 2011
  • Happy to be a Subsidiary of Perfect World

    In the latest Engineering Report posted on the Star Trek Online forum, Cryptic's Dan Stahl starts the discussion with the comment that he is "incredibly happy that Cryptic Studios is now a subsidiary of Perfect World Entertainment." He outline his reasons why before launching into the Engineering Report which outlines what the team is testing, investigating, developing and discussing with regard to STO.

    Reported on Aug 22, 2011
  • August Ask Cryptic Hints at New Content

    In a massive new Ask Cryptic, Star Trek Online's Dan Stahl takes on player questions and publishes over five thousand words as a result. Included in the Q&A is a question about when players might expect to see some new content coming into the game.

    Reported on Aug 12, 2011
  • Dev Diary: DTNE Part 4

    Over at the official Star Trek Online website, the last entry in the Design the Next Enterprise series has been posted, revealing a winner, a completed new Enterprise, and some commentary to boot from Executive Producer, Dan Stahl.

    Reported on Jul 24, 2011
  • Vivox Voice-Chat Now Available

    Cryptic has partnered with Vivox to being in-game voice chat to the Final Frontier.

    Reported on Jul 08, 2011
  • July Ask Cryptic Published

    Cryptic Executive Producer Dan Stahl has published the July edition of the Star Trek Online Ask Cryptic. The series allows players to ask questions of the dev team. Among other topics, Stahl discussed whether or not Klingon missions would be redone, whether players will be able to skip cutscenes and much much more.

    Reported on Jul 06, 2011