Cryptic Studios continues to push Star Trek Online’s deep space exploration forward with the announcement of the MMO’s 9th season. Set to be released in late April, roughly 6 months after Season Eight: The Sphere, Season 9: The New Accord will continue the Undine storyline -a super-intelligent race whose ships are made of organic material- and bring with it updated Undine visuals, a new space battlezone and new PvE content to queue with other commanders for.
According to a blog post by Stephen D’Angelo STO’s Executive Producer, A New Accord will not just be focused on the future. D’Angelo says the update will contain numerous improvements “including a re-envisioning of Kit items and other valuable improvements”.
One of the largest improvements revolves around the remodeling of the Earth Spacedock, the main hub for Federation players. D’Angelo says he always felt the ESD was “confining and frankly not a very fun place to visit”. While not complete, the remodel is supposedly “stunning” and should make for a much more welcoming place to handle Federation matters before embarking on a new journey across the final frontier