Executive producer Steve Ricossa discussed on the PlayStation Blog that the PS4 version of Star Trek Online will not have cross-play with the PC version of the game.
“The PlayStation 4 version of Star Trek Online will play on a different server than the current PC version, so all PlayStation captains will be starting fresh,” he wrote in response to a question on the PlayStation Blog. “The PlayStation 4 version will not allow character transfers to the PC version,” he added. “As we are running a completely new server for PlayStation 4, we want to make sure that all players are able to have equal footing when we launch later this year.”
The PS4 version will still be free-to-play, just like the PC, and will also contain updated graphics and improved controls for the PS4 controller. Star Trek Online will release on the PS4 sometime later this year.