Star Trek Online Beta Signups Open

With the targeted "by March 31, 2010" launch of Star Trek Online looming, developer Cryptic today began taking applications for a closed beta test later this year. nope Outside of those who have guaranteed beta access because they bought a six-month or lifetime subscription to Cryptic's just-launched superhero MMO Champions Online, participants for the Star Trek Online beta will be randomly selected.

In an accompanying press release, executive producer Craig Zinkievich said "closed beta registration is an important step in bringing Star Trek Online to the public," with the studio also billing STO as "the first MMO to offer both space and ground game play."