Have you all taken a look at the ships in the shipyards? Well, there is quite a surprise coming. It all goes back to an episode of Trek where a group of Romulans takeover the new test ship Prometheus. That is the ship that can fly into three parts: the vector assault.
Now, the Roms took this idea, and created a HUGE starship that can split in two. The console on this ship can be used on the new fleet ships. If you look closely at them, you will see how they all fit together. Click on the images below, one by one, and examine both the text and the image very closely. You will begin to the both a progression and a coupling that ties all of these ships together.
Adam’s sketch inspired us. It created internal discussions about the evolution of the Starfleet Cruiser and how this ship represented a new approach to design that would lead us into the future. The silhouette remains familiar and recognizable, yet the ship offers an evolution in design that adds both beauty and function worthy of the name Enterprise.
With twin necks and sleek curves, this vessel is larger than any previous Enterprise. It represents an overwhelmingly beautiful presence and is an inspiration to the fleet. With slight bows to the neck and nacelles, this ship flows through space with purpose. We’e thrilled to have brought this design to life and feel that the final render elegantly captures in high detail the spirit and flow of Adam’s original.
Future Forward for the Enterprise-F
Now that the ship has entered service, it will be revealed to players in an upcoming Star Trek Online Feature Episode in which players will be able to see the ship in action and meet some of this ship’s new crew members. In addition, player captains will soon have a chance to earn their own Odyssey-class ship so that they can experience the power and grace of this ship for themselves.
Stay tuned as the U.S.S. Enterprise-F enters the Star Trek Online universe and makes itself known. We would like to give a huge thank you to all the fans that contributed to this contest and to the ongoing support for the game. We look forward to the future together.