Star Trek Online Adding 3D Printing in March

Ever want your own Federation Starship? A new deal from publisher Perfect World and 3D printing company Mixed Dimensions is about to make this a reality.

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It's been a good time to relive the Star Trek experience. On top of new television series Star Trek: Discovery concluding its first season and VR enthusiasts getting to board their starship with Star Trek Bridge Crew, there's still the ongoing MMORPG from Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Online. While the game is still going strong, publisher Perfect World had some news on Tuesday for those more interested in physical goodies.

Perfect World and developer Cryptic Studios have partnered up with Mixed Dimensions for a 3D printing deal that will allow Star Trek Online users to order custom 3D-printed models of their own personal starship. The service will utilize the Mixed Dimensions GamePrint tech to offer 3D prints crafted by the company's team of artists. Players can upload their ships to the GamePrint website and purchase a physical copy of their ship, with different prices available for different sizes. Ships can either be delivered as color models or as primed models, allowing the users to paint their ships themselves. Exact pricing is not available at this time, but the service is expected to roll out in March.

Star Trek Online is currently in the middle of Season 14, Emergence. This sees players exploring a new colony world alongside Captain Geordi La Forge, with LeVar Burton reprising the role from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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    February 20, 2018 1:20 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Star Trek Online Adding 3D Printing in March

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      February 20, 2018 1:23 PM

      Hah! If FFXIV did this I'd be poor.

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      February 20, 2018 1:37 PM

      In Other News: Star Trek Online is still a thing.

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        February 20, 2018 2:18 PM

        I thought the same thing this morning when I saw the headline in Slack.

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          February 20, 2018 3:17 PM

          It's okay if you don't reach the endgame; aside from one fundamental problem they never solved: All ground combat is still terrible.

          The ship battles are fun if mostly simple, but ground combat is still fundamentally boring and repetitive. The end game is a terrible grind if you go F2P.

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      February 20, 2018 2:50 PM

      Huh, well that's pretty damn cool. I haven't played STO in years but I'd love to have my 3D printed model of my ship.

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        February 21, 2018 5:19 AM

        Same here. I loved my little badass assault ship

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      February 20, 2018 2:55 PM

      too bad its a mess of a game :(