Star Trek Online Announced for PS4 & Xbox One, Arrives in Fall 2016

May 12, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

A free-to-play MMORPG from Cryptic Studios that first launched on PC in 2010, Star Trek Online is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in fall 2016.

When Star Trek Online launches on console, it will include over six years worth of content, including two expansions, 11 seasons worth of updates, and over 130 featured episodes that “build upon classic Star Trek stories and series as they play alongside a cast of Star Trek actors including Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Michael Dorn (Worf), Tim Russ (Tuvok), and more.”

You’ll also find “considerable updates” to the game engine on PS4 and Xbox One, offering upgraded visuals and lighting. In addition to rewriting the UI to streamline it for consoles, Cryptic made changes to support controllers properly, using a combination of radial menus and streamlined HUD elements.

Here’s what Cryptic says about Star Trek Online:

Each player’s adventure will begin as they choose from classic Star Trek factions including Federation, Klingon and Romulans, as well 32 species to customize their own Captain with millions of customization options available. While playing through content in Star Trek Online, players will be able to visit iconic locations including Vulcan, Deep Space Nine, Earth Space Dock and more. Fly through the galaxy of Star Trek Online, with hundreds of classic Star Trek ships available, and engage in ship-to-ship combat. Players will be able to play through the game’s story content and reach the level 60 cap, all for free.

And here’s the description:

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, brought players into the Delta Quadrant and reintroduced them to iconic members from the Star Trek: Voyager cast including Seven of Nine, The Doctor, Harry Kim, Neelix and Tuvok. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.

Will you be playing Star Trek Online when it comes to PS4?

[Source: Star Trek Online, PS Blog]