Star Trek MMORPG Goes Online Q1 2010

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Star Trek MMORPG Goes Online Q1 2010

Post by Raf » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:51 am

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Set those phasers to stun, as Star Trek Online finally gets a street date.

Cryptic Studios sent over an email this morning announcing that the upcoming Star Trek-based MMORPG is finally getting a launch date. According to the developer, Star Trek Online will hit the Internet on February 2, 2010 in North America, followed by a European release date of February 5, 2010. The game will be shipped by Atari.

The news comes as a big sigh of relief for Star Trek fans who have watched the MMORG come and go over the last five years. Perpetual Entertainment originally started development back in 2004, and worked on the game until January 2008 when it filed for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, only the license and art assets were transferred over to current developer Cryptic Studios; Perpetual kept its proprietary game engine.

Star Trek Online takes place thirty years after the last New Generation movie, Star Trek Nemesis--it also takes place after the five next-generation comic books that lead into the recent Star Trek (2009) movie using an alternate timeline. Based on the graphical timeline proposed on the website, Romulus is destroyed, and life went on without Nero and Spock in 2409 (and Data is back as a Starfleet captain).

Cryptic claims that the MMORPG is largely based on its original design, technology, and assets. The company said that Perpetual created a "huge amount of concept art," much of which was applicable in the development process. As for specs, the MMORPG's minimum system requirements are as follows:

• OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
• CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 3800+
• Memory: 1 GB RAM
• Video: Nvidia GeForce 7950 / ATI Radeon X1800 / Intel HD Graphics
• Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
• DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
• HDD: 8 GB Free Disk Space
• Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
• Disc: 6X DVD-ROM

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Star-T ... ,9068.html
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Post by Bloodletter » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:32 am

Yeah, I got an email from Cryptic - - I am looking forward to it.

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Collector edition pre-order

Post by Raf » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:09 am

If you are curious what you get with the collector edition for die hard fans, here is a picture on this site:
http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/sto/default.aspx
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Each retailer has a version with exclusive content.

Post by Raf » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:18 am

Each retailer has a version with exclusive content.

GameStop[3] ->Constitution Class Starship
Amazon[4] -> Borg Bridge Officer
etc..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_trek_online
or
http://www.startrekonline.com/node/664
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Post by Bloodletter » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:38 am

Neat.

Are you going to give it a whirl?

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Post by Raf » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:58 pm

Thinking about it especially if you are also...

Apparently you start in starfleet (tutorial, first 2 hours of play introduction) then you can choose to play as a klingon warrior (has PvP). Not sure though how well developed the whole thing is going to be or even the gameplay.

Seems starfleet is going to be pve/pvp advancement and Klingon is all PvP world.

Don't know much about the gameplay yet and how it will work playing together as a group or clan?
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