Star Trek Online’s latest content update, Season 8: The Sphere, will launch on November 12, it was announced today by Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios. Players will encounter the Voth, an ancient species introduced for the first time in a Star Trek video game, and will venture into a massive Dyson Sphere, where they’ll become embroiled in a plot that threatens the galaxy. Also, as exclusively reported earlier this week on StarTrek.com, Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation, will reprise his role as Worf, providing the voice for the character in the latest Feature Episode, “Sphere of Influence.” The game, now live, picks up from the TNG episode “Schisms,” as players journey with Worf to confront the terrors of the past and discover clues about the Sphere’s purpose.
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce the release date of Season 8: The Sphere,” Star Trek Online executive producer, Daniel Stahl, said in a statement. “We continue to deliver free downloadable updates to the game and bring compelling new experiences to our players year after year. We’re also thrilled that Michael Dorn has reprised his role as Worf in not just our latest feature, but all of the previous Klingon episodes as well. Having another legendary Star Trek character lend their support for Star Trek Online shows our commitment to expand on the stories that make Trek such a beloved franchise.”