Development begins on new 'Star Trek' MMO

An in-game screenshot from 'Star Trek Fleet Command'. An in-game screenshot from 'Star Trek Fleet Command'. CBS INTERACTIVE

Video game development studio Scopely is boldly going where other game studios have gone before by partnering with CBS Interactive to develop a new Star Trek MMO.

Now in development, Star Trek Fleet Command is a new multiplayer real-time strategy and role-play game that brings an entire galaxy of Star Trek characters and ships to life.  It's based on the 2009, 2013 and 2016 cinematic Star Trek universe and is now available for pre-registration on Google Play 

CBS Interactive says Star Trek Fleet Command is the first free-roaming multiplayer Star Trek experience to combine role-playing game style progression and real-time battles with enemy ships on mobile devices.  It's a fast-paced strategy experience designed to bring players "unparalleled access" to the Star Trek IP along with a narrative that unfolds as they travel to the furthest corners of the galaxy.

“We’re thrilled to work with CBS Interactive on such iconic IP and believe we’ve designed an expansive, dynamic and super social Star Trek experience for both strategy and role-play gaming fans,” said Tim O’Brien, Chief Revenue Officer at Scopely.  “We wanted to create a cinematic, action-packed, genre-defying game that embraces the heart of the franchise—exploration, to allow players to experience an entire galaxy of quests and missions for endless adventure.”

In Star Trek Fleet Command, players are able to customize their gameplay experience as narrative paths branch and diverge depending on which of the hundreds of available missions they choose to complete and how they approach interactions with other deep-space denizens.  Fans of the series will have the opportunity to meet and build dream teams made up of their favorite characters including Captain Kirk, Spock and Uhura, and factions such as the Federation, Klingons and Romulans to fight alongside and determine their place in the cosmos.  With each faction offering unique officers, ships and technologies to progress and utilize as strategic assets, the amount of personalization offered in Star Trek Fleet Command is about as limitless as the universe.

"We are always looking for new ways to bring fans more robust, interactive Star Trek experiences," said Rob Gelick, Executive Vice President and General Manager at CBS Entertainment Digital, CBS Interactive.  “Star Trek Fleet Command is a unique new Star Trek game that lets fans decide their own fate in a vibrant galaxy full of epic ships and iconic characters. By bringing a massive multiplayer universe to mobile devices, Star Trek Fleet Command expands the franchise in a bold new way.”

Star Trek Fleet Command will be available worldwide as a free download on the App Store and Google Play Thursday, Nov. 29.

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