Star Trek Online Rise of Discovery update shows what Lorca did before Discovery

Looks like Star Trek Online fans have a whole lot more to dig into – and with some big-name talent to boot. Perfect World Entertainment announced today that the next update for the hit MMORPG will hit PC next month. It drops on May 14; and the update will also come to consoles later this year. Titled Rise of Discovery, it will provide a number of new missions for fans to enjoy. And not only that, but some familiar heroes from Star Trek: Discovery will join the fray.

Captain Gabriel Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs, will join the game, alongside another fan favorite, Commander Ellen Landry, played by Rekha Sharma.

Star Trek Online players will fight alongside the U.S.S. Buran and learn what happened to both Lorca and Landry, before they joined the crew of the U.S.S Discovery. Rise of Discovery also introduces a brand new reputation and a ship system update that scales all Tier 6 starships to individual player levels, granting all Captains access to the game’s finest vessels,” the company noted in its press release.

“After the first season of Star Trek: Discovery drew to an exciting close, many fans were left with unanswered questions about Gabriel Lorca. Star Trek Online players can now uncover the truth behind the Federation captain’s past through the eyes of his trusted commanding officer, Ellen Landry. Rise of Discovery takes place when both Lorca and Landry were assigned to the U.S.S. Buran, before they beamed aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Players answer a distress call from the Federation starship after it sustains heavy damage from Klingon forces, led by J’Ula, the matriarch of House Mo’Kai. The attack leaves its sole survivor, Captain Lorca, stranded on a desolate ice moon littered with Klingon search parties. His fate now lies in the hand of Star Trek Online players, who must team up with Commander Landry to ensure his survival.”

Fans will be able to enjoy the game’s two new episodes, along with the debut of a new Tier 6 reputation: Discovery Legends. With it, fans can “earn Discovery themed rewards by completing Task Force Operations.”

With this announcement, it means we might just see other Star Trek: Discovery stars join the fun in the future.