Star Trek Online details uncloak

Ben Parfitt
After a slight technical hiccup which saw high web traffic bring the official site down, a host of details about the upcoming Star Trek Online have been unveiled by developer Cryptic Studios.

A new gameplay trailer has been posted on the Star Trek Online site, along with lots of other images and info snippets. The game will be set in 2409, 30 years after the most recent Hollywood outing Star Trek: Nemesis.

Cryptic’s Jack Emmert said yesterday at an LA Star Trek convention that the game will feature both ship and ground combat, with the former being “tactical and slow-paced” and the latter being higher tempo.

It has been confirmed that all players will have the chance to advance to Captain in-game, though it’s also been said that at release gamers will be able to play as either Star Fleet or Klingon Empire, with more races to follow later. The Borg feature substantially in much of the material released.

No release date has yet been announced, but Emmert added at the convention that the game will arrive “sooner than you think”.

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