Star Trek Online: Rise of Discovery Hits Console Today
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios revealed today that the latest Star Trek Online update hits console! Rise of Discovery is now available on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One and continues the story of the CBS television series, Star Trek: Discovery. Players join the ranks of the U.S.S. Buran and explore the Discovery universe from within, with this new update. The Buran, commanded by Captain Gabriel Lorca (voiced by Jason Isaacs) and Commander Ellen Landry (voiced by Rekha Sharma) will lead Captains through a pair of moving stories, to uncover what happened to these characters before they arrived on the U.S.S. Discovery in the first season of the show. A new reputation also awaits, and perhaps the biggest change, Tier 6 ships now scale to players level and can be used immediately. In addition, on July 2nd, free rewards await for Playstation Plus and Xbox Gold members. The reward packs on each console include a color-variant Tardigrade Combat Pet, a color-variant Assault Drone Vanity Pet, and three Master Keys.
These events take place across brand new missions featured in Rise of Discovery. A full list of new content includes:
Two New Featured Episodes – All of the game’s captains can participate in two brand new playable episodes which take place in the Star Trek: Discovery universe.
“The Plausibility of the Possible” – Players will rescue the U.S.S. Buran, led by Captain Gabriel Lorca and Commander Ellen Landry after the Starfleet ship is attacked by Klingons.
“Impossibility of Reason” – Star Trek Online captains will team up with Landry on an urgent mission to rescue Lorca from a desolate ice moon before he is apprehended by a Klingon search party.
Star Trek: Discovery Characters – Rise of Discovery features original voice acting from Star Trek: Discovery’s very own Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter film series, The Patriot) as Captain Lorca and Rekha Sharma (Battlestar Galactica, Alien vs Predators: Requiem) as Commander Landry.
New Reputation – Console captains can explore a new Tier 6 Reputation, “Discovery Legends,” which allows players to earn exciting new Discovery themed rewards. All of the Discovery Task Force Operations will now feature Advanced and Elite versions that have been converted to support this new reputation and pay out Discovery Legend Marks.
In addition, the Star Trek Online team is heading to Star Trek Las Vegas and Star Trek Night with the San Francisco Giants. A brief synopsis of those events is below.
Star Trek Las Vegas 2019 – This August, the developers from Cryptic Studios will be at the country’s largest Star Trek convention to host an exclusive panel, giving attendees a first look at the game’s next major update. STO players can also join the dev team for a very special Meet & Greet, where they can pick up codes for this year’s convention-exclusive holographic bridge officers for PC. Stay tuned to STO’s blog for more details.
Star Trek Night – On August 26, fans can join the dev team at Oracle Park for Star Trek Night with the SF Giants. Those who purchase a special event ticket will receive a Star Trek messenger bag, plus a chance meet the Star Trek Online dev team and score holographic bridge officers. VIP ticket holders will also receive a Picard Bobblehead and the opportunity to take a photo in STO’s life size Captain’s Chair. Additional details are available on the SF Giants’ website.
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