Star Trek Online has decided to join the Free-To-Play bandwagon. Yesterday was the official launch date, so expect the starter areas to be pretty crowded for the next few weeks. I’ll be downloading it tonight, with a full review after a few days’ play.
Here’s the official intro on the Star Wars Online website:
In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale.
In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star.
Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries.
I’m looking forward to the ship customization, and the screenshots look gorgeous, so let’s hope for the best. Here’s the registration link – Star Trek Online - so get cracking! Oh, and if you get in there before me, feel free to write a review, or your thoughts and send it to me, or post a comment below.