Atari announces Star Trek Online beta

Atari is back with an announcement that ought to make Trekkies salivate with anticipation – their efforts with acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios has resulted in the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC entering open beta, making it but one step closer to playing in the final frontier. This open beta will be happening through January 26, 2010, where those who have valid open beta keys are able to explore the Star Trek universe and experience the first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Hmmm, first of a kind? We suppose Star Wars has an intergalactic theme as well, but that is different in scope compared to the Star Trek universe. Ah well, to each his/her own.

Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Players will have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and will participate in missions that will take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, where every ship players command can be customized, from color to construction. Additionally, anyone can create their own species in Star Trek Online, as well as customize the look of their avatar’s uniform. Star Trek Online allows players to become a warrior in the Klingon Empire or join the Federation’s esteemed Starfleet and explore a never-before-seen, completely interactive Star Trek universe.

According to Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer on Star Trek Online, “We are thrilled to give open beta access to fans as we draw nearer to the official release of Star Trek Online. We are looking forward to the launch of our first-of-a-kind MMORPG with anticipation and excitement and we expect Star Trek Online to explode onto the scene, giving fans and gamers a Star Trek experience like no other.”

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