Star Trek Online, a massively multiplayer online game, is in active development, the Associated Press reported.
Game developer Cryptic Studios Inc. recently announced that it had secured the rights to develop and publish the game from CBS Consumer Products after now-defunct Perpetual Entertainment canceled its plans for a similar game.
Players will begin Star Trek Online as the captain of a small Starfleet or Klingon Empire ship. They can customize their characters from pre-existing Trek species and can create entirely new alien races. As they progress through the game, players can increase in rank and gain larger vessels and more crew and engage in ship-to-ship battles.
The game will be set a few generations following the last Star Trek film and won’t feature any familiar characters from the movies or TV series.
No release date has been set for the game’s debut. More details about the game will be announced over the weekend in Las Vegas.