UPDATE: The big info dump online happens at 7:00PM PST
Small pieces of information are dripping out prior to today’s 6:15PM presentation. Branflakes tweeted this earlier this morning, with posts on StarTrek.com and by @LaughingTrendy on theSTO News feed. Check out paragraphs three and four and speculate with us 😉
We will update throughout the day as we learn more.
Star Trek Online: Season 11 — New Dawn is coming this September from Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios. New Dawn will focus on the exploration of space’s unknown vastness, with the game’s story arc set to extend beyond 2016. Further, fans can expect such gameplay updates as an all-new reputation and the Admirality system, meant to improve endgame progrression for all players.
“Over the past five years, Star Trek Online has delivered an epic tale through 124 story missions,” said Steve Ricossa, executive producer of Star Trek Online. “Our New Dawn storyline is a proof point to the growing nature of our game and community as we introduce a new era of Star Trek Online.”
New Dawn, following the epic conclusion of the five-year The Iconian War story arc, will rise out of the dark wartime adventure to reveal a brand-new story centered on hope and exploration. Players will be able to navigate uncharted territory to discover planets and stars, establishing outposts and granting missions. Fans will also be happy to learn that Chase Masterson will reprise her Deep Space Nine role as Mirror Leeta.
Beyond the new Star Trek lore in Season 11, Star Trek Online will also receive gameplay updates, among them the aforementioned Admiralty system. That will enable players to utilize ships to complete assignments similar to the current Duty Officer system. Each ship owned provides more assignments to carry out, with up to three ships assignable per mission. Players will encounter hazards and can plan their teams accordingly for high-end rewards across three campaigns.