Star Trek Online now free-to-play

Cryptic Studios has confirmed that its Star Trek MMO is now free to all players.

The developer completed the transition from a subscription-based model to F2P on schedule, having previously promised a relaunch date of January 17th.

Players now have access to the entire game with no fees. However, those that wish to pay for a premium subscription of 14.99 per month will be able to play as multiple characters and start guilds.

Cryptic first announced that Star Trek Online would go free-to-play in September 2011. The game was originally launched in February 2010.

The MMO is one of many that have dropped subscriptions in favour of the F2P model, alongside DC Universe Online, Age of Conan, City of Heroes, Champions Online and The Lord of the Rings Online.

Many have reported dramatic rises in both registered users and revenue.

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