Star Trek Online
"Star Trek Online" available on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Facebook/Star Trek Online

Trekkies can now play “Star Trek Online” via the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. Originally released for the PC in 2010, more gamers can now play the MMO for free.

“Star Trek Online” is a massively multiplayer online game that allows its players to explore as many as 130 story missions. And to appeal even more to the loyalists of the franchise, the game employs the talents of “Star Trek” actors Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Michael Dorn (Worf) and Tim Russ (Tuvok).

In addition to the original game, the two expansions and major updates are available for the PS4 and Xbox One as well. The latest update, Delta Rising, allows players to explore the Delta Quadrant, which was featured in “Star Trek: Voyager.” Previous updates are the same, as they also expand the “Star Trek Online” universe to encompass as much as the original universe.

Back in May, the game’s publisher, Perfect World Entertainment, announced that developer Cryptic Studios would make significant updates to the game. Particularly, "upgraded visuals and an enhanced user experience for console." As Game Spot quotes, Cryptic promised that it has "created a control scheme that allows players to navigate both the space and ground combat with ease."

In “Star Trek Online,” players create a character, who will captain a ship. This means that players will have the option to choose from any species already exisiting within the universe, or even create one from scratch. The ship, which can also be customised, will then launch into the galaxy, and players will need to choose between the Federation, Klingon or Romulan factions.

Though the game itself is free-to-play, there are in-game purchases that players can opt to buy.

“Star Trek Online” arrived to console players on the anniversary of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” which first aired 50 years ago.