Star Trek Online: Awakening Now available on Xbox One and PS4
Fans who are waiting for Star Trek Online: Awakening to arrive on the PS4 and Xbox One will be pleased to hear that it will go on sale today. Perfect World Entertainment announced that you can now play Star Trek Online: Awakening on both the PS4 and Xbox One.
In this new game, you team up with Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (voiced by Anthony Rapp) from Star Trek: Discovery. In the year 2410, players embark on a mission to recover stolen Mycelial technology from J'Ula and her group of time-displaced the Klingons. Captains will embark on a crucial mission to save the Mycelial Network, while exploring a brand new series of patrols, a new Task Force Operation and special event challenges to earn a new T6 Elachi ship.
"Last fall marked a historical moment for Star Trek Online, as we explored the vast universe of Star Trek: Discovery and developed content in conjunction with a live Star Trek series for the very first time," says Star Trek Online executive producer Andre Emerson in a press release. "The show's cadence also allowed us to build an expansion over time, yielding exciting new missions, dozens of unexplored starships and countless hours of story content starring original Discovery cast members. The time has now come for captains to return home to the 25th century and we cannot wait for them to experience the next chapter."
As an added bonus, the devs have teamed up with Groupees.com to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so any additional items you buy in the game will have 85% of the proceeds going to those efforts.
The trailer, seen above, features voiceover by Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp, who voices a holographic version of his character, Paul Stamets, from the show.
Awakening also features exciting new gameplay content for players to discover, including:
- Brand New Featured Episode – Captains hailing from all of the game's factions can participate in the new featured episode “Beneath the Skin.” Players will depend on a hologram of Commander Paul Stamets from the U.S.S Discoveryto safely guide them through the Mycelial Network.
- Five New Patrols – Players can embark on a mission with Stamets and Star Trek Online luminaries like Lukari Captain Kuumaarke to close the rifts caused by the Klingons.
- New Task Force Operation – Up to five players can participate in this special ground TFO against the Elachi, which tasks them with shutting down probes that threaten to destroy the Mycelial Network.
- Mycelial Crisis Event – Captains who participate in this special event can earn the new T6 Elachi ship by playing through the new featured episode, patrols and TFOthroughout the next month.
- New Event UI – The Event UI has been revamped to make it easier for players to access new special events.
- Patrol Systems – A new tab has been added to the PvE system, which allows captains to immediately enter selected patrols and gain bonus rewards.
- New Starships – On 21st November, players will be able to purchase the new Intel Science Bundle, which includes the Klingon Balthand the U.S.S. Somerville – a starship first introduced in the Star Trek Comics from IDW Publishing.