Cryptic Studios have just kicked off the open beta for their latest massively multiplayer title, the epic Star Trek Online, bringing the final frontier all together in one bigass game.
Thanks to the awesome folk at Cryptic, we've got a swag of beta keys to giveaway to AusGamers readers and if you point your phasers over this way
you just might be able to snag yourself one. Get in quick though, because these are first in first served. Update: all keys are now gone, thanks for playing!
Once a beta key is acquired, you can download the full beta client Right here from AusGamers
(6.38GB), then head over to startrekonline.com/openbeta
For those that can't spare the gigabytes or don't do that beta thang, our resident trekkie Steve has been putting some quality time in already and we'll have his impressions on the game up soon. We also have an exclusive developer interview with the game's Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich incoming that should answer some lingering questions so keep an eye out for that one.
Star Trek Online is due for a February 11 2010 retail release in Australia with online distributions likely being available to Aussies sooner due to the earlier North American release date of February 2.