Star Trek Online Could Go Free To Play
Last month developer Cryptic Studios announced that their one-year-old MMO, Champions Online, was going free to play. The company has recently announced that if the game's new business model proves successful, they may make their other MMO, Star Trek Online, free as well.
"We're not sold one way or the other with Star Trek yet," Jack Emmert, Cryptic's CEO told Eurogamer."If people want Star Trek to go free-to-play then get in and play Champions and help make it a great success, because that would send a strong message."
Emmert goes on to explain that it depends on more than just his say whether this will happen. He also says that Cryptic is impressed with Dungeons & Dragons Online's free to play success, and that they would like to share the same success.
If Star Trek Online's possible free to play transition happens, we may be able to expect a structure similar to Champions Online, which accepts all comers but charges a price for premium content.