It feels like forever ago that Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios announced the switch to the free to play business model for Star Trek Online. Finally, the day has arrived and literally everyone can now try out my second favorite MMORPG.
I’ve been keeping up with some developments in Star Trek Online over the past couple of years, but I never got back to playing it. While I am keeping myself fairly busy with League of Legends still, a couple of my friends are about to try out STO and I might just join them.
I’ve never considered STO to be a bad game, but I could never justify paying a monthly subscription since I played it very, very casually. Now, that barrier is gone so there’s really no reason not to fire it up occasionally. I’m guessing with some (hopefully) proper marketing Star Trek will gain a ton of new players by going freemium, something we’ve seen happen with several other games as well (DC Universe springs to mind as the prime example, Age of Conan as another).
Unless you’re still keeping yourself busy with SWTOR, be sure to head over to the official website and register for and download Star Trek Online. If you never tried it before, it’s a great way to kill some time, and you don’t have to pay for a thing. Who knows, you might even like the game.
Star Trek Online Launch Trailer: