Cryptic Studios has been moving Star Trek Online steadily forward over the past few months, towards a full free to play transition. Things have been unfolding little by little rather than Cryptic announcing one day that the STO universe as we know it is flipping upside down. As of yesterday, however, the transition is complete and Star Trek Online is completely free to play!
Star Trek Online has gone free to play in the truest sense of the term. Players are not required to spend a single penny. You can jump into Star Trek Online today for no cost at all and spend hours upon hours in the Star Trek universe without having to pay anything. If you want to pay money however, there are a plethora of in-game items that can be picked up using real-life currency. Subscribing to a Gold Star Trek Online membership will also offer several perks in-game including more guild options, inventory slots, Foundry project slots and much more.
If you've been on the fence about Star Trek Online, there's no time like the present to jump aboard and give it a shot. For more information, check out http://www.startrekonline.com/.