Star Trek Online Open Beta Coming in January

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
Star Trek Online Open Beta Coming in January

Cryptic [] have announced that aspiring starship captains will be able to cold star their warp engines in January 2010 when the open beta for Star Trek Online goes live.

Set in the year 2409, the galaxy in Star Trek Online is a much rougher [] neighborhood than the one we're used to. The Romulan Empire is wracked with civil war. The Klingons have curb-stomped the Gorn and Nausicaans. A strange race of alien shapeshifters has managed to infiltrate the highest levels of several alien governments, although to what end remains a mystery. The Federation, meanwhile, is staring down the wrong end of a very big disruptor.

That's the mess players will step into as new members of Starfleet, taking part in missions in ships, on planets and out in the cold blackness of space. With peace, prosperity and surrender monkey starship captains a thing of the past, Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich said Star Trek Online will "give fans and gamers a Star Trek [] experience like no other."

The Star Trek Online opea beta will begin on January 12 and run until January 26, 2010. Keys to the beta will be given out on a first come, first served basis; more information and access to beta keys (when they become available) can be found at [].



New member
Jan 11, 2009
Only two months until I can hopefully play STO and see if it'll be as good as they have been saying it's going to be.


Blatant Narcissist
Mar 31, 2008
I actually won a key for the beta through PCGamer a few months ago, so if I actually, you know, remember I'll be sure to share if it's actually any good.

... and I agree with Root, by the way. It's corny, but it's too obvious of a line to pass up. For shame...