With the much anticipated Picard Star Trek series now underway it’s time for all Trekkies to join forces and enter the world of Star Trek online for a dose of new content and holodeck fun. But if you are new to Star Trek online or haven’t played in a while, fear not, the folks at TBG are here with all the details, Engage!
What is Star Trek Online?
Originally released in February 2010, Star Trek Online is officially one of the longest-running Star Trek series in the history of the franchise and offers 183 episodes, over 50 queues (now known as Task Force Operations), four major expansions and 18 full seasons of playable content. Over the last ten years, the game has explored some of Star Trek’s most beloved series, including The Original Series, Voyager, Enterprise, Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation. Star Trek Online has also welcomed dozens of original cast members to the game, including Leonard Nimoy (Spock), LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge), Michael Dorn (Worf), Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar), Armin Shimerman (Quark), René Auberjonois(Odo), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Anthony Rapp (Stamets) and many more.
Tell us more
Perfect World Entertainment Inc, a leading publisher of live service games, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online: Legacy is now live on PC and launches onPlayStation®4 and Xbox One on March 3. Next week, the free-to-play space MMORPG celebrates ten years of exploring and expanding the iconic Star Trek universe. To celebrate this milestone, the development team at Cryptic Studios is releasing brand new content under license of Viacom CBS Consumer Products that pay homage to various Star Trek series spanning the franchise’s incredible 50+ year history. This kicks off with two new featured episodes, starring Seven of Nine(voiced by Jeri Ryan) from the Star Trek: Voyager and brand new Star Trek: Picardseries on CBS All Access, plus Starfleet’s very own Michael Burnham(voiced by Sonequa Martin-Green) from Star Trek: Discovery. Star Trek Online: Legacy also introduces a brand new space TFO and special anniversary events that allow players to earn the all-new Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser.
A full list of game features released today with Star Trek Online: Legacy includes:
- Two New Featured Episodes–Captains hailing from all of the game’s factions can experience two brand new episodes, “Measure of Morality” Parts 1 and 2. A strange anomaly calls players to Excalbia where they are tasked with proving once and for all that good is better than evil. Players will team up with heroes like Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Picard)and Michael Burnham(Star Trek: Discovery) to navigate a series of trials that pit them against some of Star Trek’s most dangerous enemies.
- New Task Force Operation: “To Hell With Honor” is a brand new 5-player space TFO that takes place on the surface of the moon, where J’Ula and her Klingon forces are building a new shipyard for her fleet. Players will need to work together to destroy this base before enemy forces take them down with Mycelial weaponry.
- Anniversary Celebration–Over the next month, Star Trek Online players can earn credits toward the brand new cross-factionT6 Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiserby playing new episodes, TFOs and the Omega Anniversary Event. This special event is a STO favourite, which sends players on a mission to stabilize particles that Q has scattered across the galaxy.
- Mycelium Task Force Operation–The popular TFO introduced with Star Trek Online’s last update, Awakening, has been added to the game’s standard rotation of Task Force Operations. This special ground mission lets up to five players battle the Elachi, as they shut down probes that threaten to destroy the Mycelial Network.
A word from the creators
“These last ten years have been an incredible journey for Star Trek Online,” said Andre Emerson, the game’s executive producer. “And it feels like we’re only getting started. Over the last decade, we’ve had the honour and privilege of exploring all of the different series that really defined the Star Trek franchise. Looking forward, we are excited about diving further into new shows like Picard and Discovery and want to thank our wonderful community of players for being the reason why opportunities like this even exist.”
“We could not be more proud of the team at Cryptic Studios for helping Star Trek Onlinebecome the game it is today,” said Yoon Im, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment. “Ten years in development is a major accomplishment. The game has remained a success during its tenure due to the support of our players and the dev team’s dedication to bringing the Star Trek universe to life.”
Make it so
Are you a regular or previous player of Star Trek online? or will you be boldly going where no one has gone before with a cup of earl grey to hand for the first time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on social media and as always, stay tuned to TBG for more news, reviews and previews by downloading our App.