As has been the trend of 2011, another game is going Free-to-Play.
The once $14.99/month fee will be dropped in order to stay competitive with current and upcoming MMOs.
“In addition to seeking out new life and exploring strange new civilizations, part of our continuing mission for Star Trek Online is to expand and improve,” said Jack Emmert, CEO, Cryptic Studios. “Transitioning to a free-to-play model is a natural way to share all we’ve built with a broader community of players and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Current players can continue to subscribe to be a Gold member, or spend CrypticPoints to acquire a variety of items [click here to go to the C-store to see the full catalog.]
For a complete breakdown between Gold and Silver member differences check out the chart on the Star Trek Online website.
Also check out the FAQ for Star Trek Online‘s Free-to-Play announcement here.
Ok, no more links ending lines, I promise, I won’t do it again, I totally wont turn the period of this sentence into a link that links to a video of Patrick Stewart breaking into song and dance on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise.