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Test Chamber – Star Trek Online’s Console Debut

by Matt Miller on Sep 08, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Way back in October of 2008, we premiered a game on our magazine cover called Star Trek Online. The new (at the time) MMO from Cryptic Studios promised to fulfill the dreams of many Star Trek fans hoping for new adventures in the original science fiction universe and timeline. At the time, Cryptic was also planning a release on unannounced consoles. 

It took six years after the game’s initial PC launch in 2010, but console players are finally getting a shot at exploring the final frontier. The new PS4 and Xbox One versions of Star Trek Online have now launched, just in time for Star Trek's 50th anniversary, and this latest edition comes complete with a bunch of new content that we didn’t witness in the original release over half a decade ago. 

Andrew Reiner and I sat down to play the opening minutes of the new console version of Star Trek Online. We discovered how the new controls work, what it takes to bring down a Klingon warship, and crafted a truly screwed up backstory for our Gollum-esque Vulcan science officer.