There is a clash of the titans coming in 2010, with the release of Star Trek Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic. What isn't there, though, is a specific release date for any of those MMOs. But we're getting closer, and it seems Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios - of City of Heroes and Champions Online fame - is taking the lead.

Speaking with, Cryptic Studios' executive producer Craig Zinkievich said that "The closed beta is really just right around the corner. I think that there's a press release that's going to go out in just a couple of days."

He also added "Without giving you the date, which I'm not allowed to give out or else the marketing people will come and smack me in the back of the head, I can tell you that the game will be out the first quarter of 2010."

Just a few more months to wait.