As we have been reporting, the massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online is moving to a new free-to-play model on January 17th (get it….17-01). And Cryptic just announced that starting tomorrow some players who tried out the game before can get into the free-to-play STO starting tomorrow.
Star Trek Online Free-to-play early start for ‘lapsed players’
Cryptic is opening the doors early for Star Trek Online free-to-play. Starting tomorrow (Thursday, January 5th), anyone with a lapsed subscription to Star Trek Online will be able to log into the game and play as a "Silver member." This means that anyone that has previously subscribed to the game, even if only for the initial month, can come back and play for free.
For those of you not familiar with the difference between Gold (subscriber) and Silver (non-subscriber) membership, you can refer to the features matrix on the official site. So if you tried the game out before and then ended your subscription, you can start playing again tomorrow for free, using your existing characters.
And for everyone else, Star Trek Online free-to-play will be available in two weeks, January 17th.