Star Trek Online Now Due on Consoles, PC

Months after Perpetual Entertainment ceased its work on Star Trek Online, City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios has confirmed the rumors that it is now handling the sci-fi MMO and will be bringing the once PC-only effort to "both console and PC formats."

The MMO will feature "customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe," going by a post on the game's official site.

It is unclear how much of Perpetual's original work will be reflected in Cryptic Studios' rendition of Star Trek Online. The project is now powered by the studio's internal Cryptic Engine technology, with the first gameplay footage due at this year's Star Trek Convention on August 10--suggesting many of Perpetual's assets are being re-used.

While details on the game's release date or console platforms were not provided, an Xbox 360 edition is a safe assumption, as Cryptic's upcoming Cryptic Engine-powered superhero MMO Champions Online is due out on both PC and Xbox 360 next spring.

From The Chatty
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    July 28, 2008 7:38 AM

    Stop the MMO madness!

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      July 28, 2008 8:16 AM

      Ttere really aren't that many decent MMOs around these days (if we left aside all the Corean stuff that never makes it to occident anyway). And sci-fi MMOs are especially lacking, Eve is about the only one and it 's a pretty specific kind of game, and Stargate Worlds is not here yet.

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      July 28, 2008 12:45 PM

      Yeah, might as well just market feedbags and heroin to MMO users, because we all know they don't play for "fun."

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