“We love our Klingon content – who doesn’t love a story that involves descending into Grethor and fighting a god? – but a lot of it is old, and doesn’t contain the technical improvements we’ve made to the game over the years,” the developers add. “So we’re spending time and resources to give these pieces of content visual and gameplay facelifts.
“Over the next twelve months (maybe more), you’ll see new Klingon character models for some of our classic characters like J’Mpok, updated skins for the classic Klingon ships like the Bird of Prey, new environments and cutscenes to refresh this old but beloved content.”
The celebrations kick off with “#StovokorSaturdays” – which sees the devs debut a new piece of updated Klingon content on their Twitter and Facebook pages – including peeks at ships, environments, teasing “you’ll never know what it is until you see it”.
There’ll also be artist streams so fans can watch some of the games’ artists “show off their work as they make it” and ten Forward Weekly interviews which will bring colleagues from different teams – Environment, Content, Cutscene and more – in for interviews on the weekly community stream every Wednesday.
Star Trek Online is free to play and out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.