Star Trek(TM) Online Open Beta Begins Today

Jan 12, 2010 (01:01 PM EST)

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), announced today that the highly anticipated for PC has entered open beta, bringing fans one step closer to playing in the final frontier. The open beta runs through January 26, 2010. Fans with valid open beta keys can explore the Star Trek universe and play the first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).

Information about where to obtain open beta keys and where to download the open beta client can be found on the official HASH(0x2a9bc667d0) website at:

"We are thrilled to give open beta access to fans as we draw nearer to the official release of ," said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer on . "We are looking forward to the launch of our first-of-a-kind MMORPG with anticipation and excitement and we expect to explode onto the scene, giving fans and gamers a experience like no other."

Taking place in the year 2409, boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Players will have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and will participate in missions that will take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. offers total customization, whereevery ship players command can be customized, from color to construction. Additionally, anyone can create their own species in , as well as customize the look of their avatar's uniform.

allows players to become a warrior in the Klingon Empire or join the Federation's esteemed Starfleet and explore a never-before-seen, completely interactive universe.

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Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Atari London Studio, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Lunar Lander), original owned franchises (Test Drive, Backyard Sports, Deer Hunter), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters, Project Runway, Dungeons and Dragons).

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Based in Los Gatos, CA, Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online games committed to delivering the next level of MMO gameplay. Cryptic develops AAA titles for PC and consoles, including Star Trek Online and Champions Online. For more information on Cryptic Studios, please visit the official website at: .

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