Star Trek Online, a massively multiplayer online game, is in active development. Game developer Cryptic Studios Inc recently announced that it had secured the rights to develop and publish the game from CBS Consumer Products after the now-defunct Perpetual Entertainment canceled it plans for a similar game.
Players will begin Star Trek Online as the captain of a small Starfleet or Klingon Empire ship. The can customize their characters from pre-existing Trek species and can create entirely new alien races. As they progress thru 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.