The Star Trek Online blog has been updated with the news that Season 8.5 will be released on January 30th in time for the game's fourth anniversary. In addition to players earning a new ship by participating in Q's activities, players will also get to meet a Star Trek actor whose character will be arriving in game for the first time.
The update will be releasing on January 30, 2014, as part of Star Trek Online’s 4th anniversary celebration. Participating in the usual fun and games with Q will let you earn a cool new starship (or three!). Federation, Romulan Republic, and Klingon Defense Force scientists have been hard at work adapting Dyson technology to their standard ship designs, and you can be among the first to try out these new hybrid starships.
We also will be releasing a new featured episode alongside the update – it stars a Star Trek actor who will bring their character to STO for the first time. We’re excited to be continuing the storyline for the game with this amazing episode, and we’ll be announcing who this actor is in about a week, when you will get your first sneak peek at the episode.
Read the rest of the Season 8.5 preview on the Star Trek Online site.