Star Trek Online Graphical Updates And New Episode Coming to PC on October 25th

After Star Trek Onlines successful launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last month, many console players were wondering when they would see the graphical updates that were made to STO for console release. They now have an answer.  More after the jump.

The new textures and lighting that featured on the console releases of STO will be available to PC users on October 25th in an update that also lets captains play the latest episode of Agents of Yesterday, “Artifacts.”


Captains will be reunited with the Lukari, a warp-capable species originally introduced in Season 11 that seeks to expand their exploratory efforts. Players will accompany the Lukari on a mission to an alien solar system, where they will discover the joys of exploration, the dangers of unknown space, and begin to unravel a mystery that will have long lasting consequences.

Artifacts also includes the return of Starbase K-13, which adds a TOS-themed fleet holding location to the game.


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Nice art direction!

Amazing how TOS 1960’s style locales seem that much more exciting than bland 24th century sets, at least to me, although I acknowledge they look 60s and simplistic! Keep in mind I was born in 81. Is that because my mind associates the 24th century with bland stories while the 23rd is all action and adventure, that the 24th century sets look more 2016 that it’s kind of ho-hum or is because the 60s being retro now looks different and futuristic??

It’s because 24th century are bland like an 80s office building lobby. There’s a lot of outdated design ideas, mostly conceived back in the 70s, when people in suits and ties seized the New Age mumbo-jumbo and used to sell more carpets and chairs.
Of course it doesn’t feel futuristic to you when you grew up seeing it all around you. :)

I did like the Star Trek Ii to VI uniforms and sets… Ironically coming out of Nick Meyer wanting things to look 16th century Horatio Hornblower and more militaristic…. lesson Spock?

Everything old will become new again. it’s just a fashion statement. BTW… I agree… the 60’s stuff is more fun. The production values better. The shows, fun to watch and re-watch — over and over again. Modern stuff… well, i just want to see it once. With Star Wars… 27 times! With TOS… reruns are fine, too.

Next Gen is good on the rewatch too! But it does lack a certain engaging and vital magic that makes TOS golden and timeless.

And I agree that the 60’s futuristic decor is morr exciting! Its more of a fantasy future than a quasi-realistic future, in all of the ways