Star Trek Online players will soon be able to print 3D versions of the starships they fly in the game thanks to a new partnership between the game’s developer Perfect World Entertainment and Eucl3d, a 3D-printing company. The printed ships are about a foot long and a button within the game will take you to the site to purchase the replicas.
There is no exact date for availability at the moment, nor any pricing announced. Star Trek Online executive producer Stephen Ricossa says the main reason they decided to work with Eucl3d was to give players a more tangible way to interact with their ship.
“Captains will be able to print any ship they own with all of the customization options,” Ricossa wrote in a blog post. “There are millions of customization options, and you can choose to print your ship with as much or as little customization as you choose.”
According to the game developers, there are more than 400 ships in the game, all of which can be printed thanks to the new partnership. Those that have seen early prototypes of the 3D ships say that while a bit on the rough side, they do show an impressive amount of detail.
For those that don’t know what Star Trek Online is, the game is an MMORPG based on the world of the TV series. What makes Star Trek Online stand out is the capability to customize your starship to your specifications, including the nacelles, saucers, hulls, and even down to the color and lights of the ship itself.
While the game was originally intended for the PC, free-to-play versions launched on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in September in celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary.