Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment which was originally released a few years ago on PC but now has come to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There’s not a ton of free-to-play games on current generation consoles like the PS4 and XBO so whenever one is released it’s worth taking note and the timing of the release was perfectly scheduled around Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.
In Star Trek Online you decide which race to play as picking between Federation, Klingon or Romulan. For those familiar with Star Trek lore you’ll recognize many references and flavors from the numerous TV shows and movies however it is not a requirement to be a Star Trek fan or ‘Trekkie‘ to appreciate the video game.
Here’s what the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Star Trek Online offer:
- Captains can explore the galaxy, visiting all 4 quadrants, including 100+ iconic Star Trek locations. During these missions, they will interact with original characters from the television show voiced by Trek actors, including Jeri Ryan, Michael Dorn, Tim Russ and more.
- Players can choose from three classic Star Trek factions (Federation, Klingon and Romulan) to create their own Captain and customize their bridge crew and starships for a completely personalized Star Trek experience.
- Star Trek Online on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will launch with over six years of content, including over 130 featured episodes. The game will receive regular updates to include new locations and characters straight from the Star Trek universe.
- A brand new UI and control scheme has been added, allowing players to navigate both space and ground combat with ease. Modern lighting technologies have also been added to improve the overall visual quality of the game.