Since January when TrekMovie first linked Cryptic Studios and the MMORPG Star Trek Online (formerly being developed by Perpetual), it has become one of the worst kept secrets in the gaming biz. In early June Cryptic put up an un-labeled (but clearly Star Trek Online related) countdown timer on their website, and it hits 0:00 at midnight tonight (Pacific).
What will we see?
The most likely event is going to be a re-launch of official Star Trek Online website (which has been saying ‘coming soon’ for a few months now), with an official acknowledgement of Cryptic Studios involvement. However it is likely that details will be sketchy, as Creation Entertainment has recently added a new event to their Las Vegas Convention Schedule titled "Star Trek Online Revealed." That event is at 1:30 PM Sunday August 10th. So perhaps it is time for another countdown timer.
The guys at the Hailing Frequencies Star Trek gaming podcast will be doing a live show tonight to track the countdown event. TrekMovie’s Anthony has been invited to participate, and will call in if post Comic Con schedule allows. So listen in to the show and keep track of things at Cryptics website tonight.
Cryptic has already kind of admitted it
Although Cryptic Studios will still not officially acknowledge their involvement in Star Trek Online, they have actually let the cat out the bag in a new job posting. Warcry Network points to a job placement ad in the new Game Career Guide.