Star Trek Online: Age of Discovery is an upcoming update or expansion of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Trek Online. It will be released in late 2018. The expansion was announced by Cryptic Studio on various online media on 26 July 2018. (STO website: Star Trek Online: Age of Discovery)
Like Agents of Yesterday, Age of Discovery is set in the mid-23rd century. It predates the former by ten years and begins in 2256, soon after the Battle at the Binary Stars that begins the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257. The player starts out as Starfleet Academy cadet who teams up with Cadet Sylvia Tilly to counter J'Ula, matriarch of the House of Mo'Kai and sister of T'Kuvma. Thus, the player will be involved in events of the war seen or mentioned in the live-action TV series Star Trek: Discovery. This marks the first time that Star Trek Online delves into the world-building of a current Star Trek series. (STO website: Star Trek Online: Age of Discovery)
The teaser video shows a different warp-in mechanic, more aligned with the technique seen in DSC episode: "The Vulcan Hello". It introduces Tier 6 to the Reputation System, and includes new reputations.
- Mary Wiseman plays Sylvia Tilly, a Starfleet cadet involved in the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257 storyline.
- a yet-unknown actress portraying J'Ula, matriarch of the House of Mo'Kai and sister of T'Kuvma.
- opens in the year 2256, after the Battle at the Binary Stars, and the player creates a Federation character from the Discovery era
- Starfleet captains (player) faces J'Ula, with the help of fellow Starfleet cadet Tilly
- Tilly returns home to assist with training and sends the player to their first assignment
- visit the dilithium mines of Corvan II
- explore the experimental Crossfield-class starship USS Glenn
- defend Starbase 1 in a Task Force Operation from an attack by the House of D'Ghor
- 2 new episodes for Starfleet Academy cadets
- Star Trek: Discovery: The live-action series is featured in this crossover.
- DSC comic: "The Light of Kahless": The comic mini-series introduces the character of J'Ula.