Star Trek Online to feature ship bridges

Star Trek Online boxart

Star Trek Online, the massively multi-player online role playing game by Cryptic Studios, is set to feature ship bridges which will allow gamers the ability to sit in their personal ship bridge and use it as a way to socialize with visiting captains from other ships and bridge officers. Earlier in development, Cryptic Studios had decided against the feature but on reconsideration have decided to add it to provide a true Strek experience to “Trekkie” fans and the one’s new to the Star Trek franchise.

Executive producer of Star Trek Online, Craig Zinkievich said,

We didn’t want to have interiors at launch, we thought it was just a little bit too much. We really wanted to make sure we delivered a really deep experience, but your bridge not being in the game, it really felt like a hole in the game, and it was just something that we had to put in.

The guys at Cryptic Studios have also released a boxart for the game which will be releasing simultaneously on the PC and Xbox 360 on February 2, 2010.

Star Trek Online boxart