Star Trek Online executive producer Dan Stahl revealed that Season 8 for the licensed MMO will be coming around May 2013, while the game will also celebrate its three year anniversary with a new episode. Season 9 will appear in the second half of 2013.
According to Stahl, "2013 is going to be a very busy year for STO when it is said and done. Season 8, releasing in the first half of 2013, will focus on adding new missions and storyline to the game in the form of a new adventure zone, new episodes, and another big feature, which is yet to be revealed. We also have Season 9 scheduled to launch in the second-half of 2013. In between all of that will be additional updates, new ships, a few new features and perhaps a mid-year event before next year’s Winter Event."
When asked about the Winter Event, Stahl stated, "The Winter Event will be returning next December, and due to this year’s popularity, we are considering adding a companion event mid-year that will offer new challenges and new rewards, while providing a more sunny atmosphere."
As for the three year anniversary, it would include "new ships being released in the Dominion Lock Box later this month, the next Klingon-specific ship is a brand-new design that will be released in both a T3 and T5 version."
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