Many benefits will be granted for venturing through the final frontier, finding new alien cultures and possible recruits for example.
"Exploration will never take a backseat in Star Trek Online," says executive producer Craig 'Zinc' Zinkievich.
"Heck – in all the series, Starfleet is always sending captains off to chart new systems or classify nebulas. So we don't view exploration as a "break" from other gameplay – it's integral."
"Expect to be encouraged to boldly go! And as an incentive to explore space, discovering new civilizations is one of the major ways to open up new resources and equipment and make new alien recruits available to you, your fleet and your faction!"
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