Star Trek Online
Star Trek Online (often abbreviated to STO) is a Star Trek themed MMORPG, developed for the Microsoft Windows platform (with video game consoles promised for the future) by Cryptic Studios. The game was published by Atari and Namco Bandai.
Star Trek Online was originally being developed by Perpetual Entertainment, but in January 2008 the company announced it would no longer be developing the game and the license and content was transferred over to Cryptic Studios.
After the Perfect World acquisition of Cryptic, it was announced on August 31, 2011 Cryptic announced they would be offering a Star Trek Online free-to-play model in addition to its subscription option. The details of such a system, with free silver accounts and paying gold accounts was announced September 6. The free-to-play launch is scheduled for January 17, 2012 (or 17/01). By July 2012, Star Trek Online was the top performing game for Perfect World North America .
For the 3rd Anniversary of Star Trek Online, PC Gamer released some game statistics :
- 2 million existing player characters
- 10 million starships in service
- 10 billion light years travelled
- 1 billion planetary encounters
- 800 million episodes completed
- 16,500 fleets in service
 Playing Star Trek Online
 Beta Access Dates
- Closed Beta: October 22, 2009
- Open Beta: January 12–26, 2010
- Head Start: January 28, 2010
 Release Dates
- North America: February 2, 2010
- Europe: February 5, 2010
- Australia: February 11, 2010
 Major Updates
- Season One: Common Ground: March 24, 2010
- Season Two: Ancient Enemies: July 27, 2010
- Season Three: Genesis: December 9, 2010
- Season Four: Crossfire: July 7, 2011
- Season Five: Call to Arms: December 1, 2011
- Season Six: Under Siege: July 12, 2012
- Season Seven: New Romulus: November 13, 2012
- Expansion: [Legacy of Romulus]: May 21, 2013
 External Links
- StarTrekOnline.com, the official website
- Star Trek Online at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- Star Trek Online at TVTropes.org.
 Perpetual Entertainment Screenshots
Some of the very few in-game screenshots released, shortly before Perpetual Entertainment stopped development.
 Beta Screenshots
- ↑ Dan Stahl - Forum posting (1 August 2012)
- ↑ PC Gamer - Star Trek Online three-year anniversary beams up guest appearance by Denise Crosby (30 January 2013)
|Seasons in Star Trek Online|
|Pre-Launch||Closed Beta • Open Beta • Launch|
|Post-Launch||Season One • Season Two • Season Three • Season Four • Season Five • Season Six • Season Seven • Legacy of Romulus|
|See also||Timeline of Star Trek Online • Feature Episode • Free to Play • Remastered Content • Release Notes • Upcoming content|