Cryptic Studio’s highly anticipated massive multiplayer game, Star Trek Online, is taking a big step towards its release today with the announcement that the game is now ready for the closed beta test. This is a big milestone that indicates the game is still on track for release in early 2010. We have details below on how you can enter, including a TrekMovie contest giving away a few guaranteed spots for the beta test. [UPDATE: TrekMovie contest over]
Star Trek Online Lives!
We have been talking about the Star Trek Online game since this website launched back in 2006, but it looks like the game will soon be a reality, and for a lucky few beta testers, soon means this week! For those who participate in the beta, not only do you get the first look, but you can provide Cryptic important feedback to make the game even better.
Applying to participate in the closed beta is simple, just visit:
TrekMovie Beta Key Contest
TrekMovie is also giving away five keys for guaranteed spots in the the closed beta test of Star Trek Online. Two keys will be given away today via the TrekMovie Twitter. And three keys will be given away here on the site.
All you need to do to enter the TrekMovie.com website contest, is to make a comment below by 5:30 PM Thursday (Pacific time) saying "I WANT TO PLAY STAR TREK ONLINE" and include a valid email address. The three winners will be selected at random from the entries. The contest is open to any country. You should only enter if you have a PC that can play a MMORPG (see previous TrekMovie article for an idea of the requirements).
CONTEST closed, thanks for to those that entered
STAR TREK ONLINE CLOSED BETA TEST BEGINS OCTOBER 22
Los Gatos, CA (October 22, 2009) – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, developers of Champions Online and Star Trek Online, announced today that Star Trek Online will enter its Closed Beta phase on October 22, 2009. The public will finally be able to log into Star Trek Online and go where no one has gone before.
"We’re pleased to begin sharing our addition to Star Trek’s legendary story with the public," said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer of Star Trek Online. "We know fans of Star Trek, and fans of MMOs, will be incredibly impressed by what they see when they play Star Trek Online.”
Star Trek Online boasts a combination of space and ground gameplay and for the first time ever, bringing to the table Cryptic’s penchant for unrivaled customization, players will be able to truly become a captain by designing a unique character and heavily customizing their own ships. In addition, gamers will be able to create their own unique alien races, outfit and captain a succession of ships throughout their careers, lead their own away teams in planetary exploration, and battle Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians and more.
Star Trek fans will soon be able to join Starfleet, defend the Federation and promote peace within the war torn Alpha Quadrant. Closed beta is a particularly exciting time during the development of a game; the Cryptic team of developers is looking forward to getting user feedback.
To sign up and participate in the Star Trek Online Closed Beta, please visit: