Star Trek Online in Q1 2010, beta “right around the corner”

Cryptic’s Star Trek Online will launch in the first quarter of 2010, executive producer Craig Zinkievich has confirmed in an interview with VideoGamer. “Without giving you the date, which I’m not allowed to give out or else the marketing people will come and smack me in the back of the head,” Zinkievich joked, “I can tell you that the game will be out the first quarter of 2010.”

Those looking to go where no man has gone before before anyone else will be glad to know that a closed beta for the MMO, and its details, should arrive any day now, “The closed beta is really just right around the corner. I think that there’s a press release that’s going to go out in just a couple of days.”

We’ll be looking out for that. But for now, Cryptic is accepting applications for the beta at the game’s official site.