The world is getting ready for the official release of Star Trek Online tomorrow. But Cryptic are already working on what is going to come next (and dealing with issues from their ‘head start’). Details on those below, plus find out how to participate in a STO Costume record attempt in London, Midnight Gamestop events tonight and more.
Cryptic responds to Head Start issues – already preparing updates
Since Friday those who pre-ordered Star Trek Online have been able to participate in the ‘head start’ for the game, but there have been a few growing pains, including server downtime and accessing special bonus features. Cryptic made a special post on their site saying that the issues have been or are being resolved.
In addition, Cryptic has posted an update on "What’s Next for Star Trek Online" which details some of the upcoming episodes and additions that will be coming to the game, including episodes with Q, and the Borg. There will also be ‘endgame RAID episodes. Cryptic is also promising more Klingon content for the game including a new ship, fleet actions, and locations (like Rura Penthe). Read the full report at startrekonline.com
Cryptic would ‘love’ to get STO onto consoles – Mac unlikely
Star Trek Online launches for the PC only. However, Cryptic is still interested in seeing the game on more platforms. STO Exec. Producer Craig Zinkievich tells CVG:
We would love to get STO to the console. At launch it will just be available for the PC but here at Cryptic we want our games across multiple platforms. But we’ll have to see how Star Trek does and then secondly we want to do it justice and not hurry something along just to get it on the console
Some fans are also awaiting a Macintosh release, however Zinkievich has told TrekMovie that he does not expect to be developing a Mac version of the game, or at least any time soon. However, Zinkievich does point out the game runs using "Boot Camp" which lets you run Windows on a Mac.
Gamestop event Midnight tonight
10 Gamestop stores across the US are holding special events tonight at midnight. Fans can arrive just before midnight (local times) to pick up their pre-ordered copies of STO and be eligible for prizes. For more details and a list of locations goto : startrekonline.tumblr.com.
STO London Cosplay world record attempt
Namco Bandai and Atari have announced that they will be holding an event in London on 14 February 2010, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters. The event, titled ‘Report To The Bridge’, will be held at the Millennium Bridge in London. Anyone wanting to take part should be there for mid-day until 14:00, and must be dressed as anyone or anything from Star Trek. There will be prizes for costumes. More info at ve3d.ign.com.
More STO Links
- Gaming site Kotaku is doing a ‘Star Trek Week‘, including looking at ‘building the perfect Star Trek Frankengame‘
- USA Today profiles STO, including quotes from TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale
- The Sun (UK) is doing a STO laptop give-away contest