Star Trek Online Goes Free-to-Play on January 17th + News on Special Launch Event

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As we first announced last November, Star Trek Online will go free-to-play on Tuesday, January 17th.

In celebration of this event MMORPG blog Massively will be partnering with Cryptic Studios for a special online launch event to welcome new and veteran captains to the online game.

Massively’s launch schedule:

1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST): Livestream of Federation character creation/tutorial and a 500 STO Promo Point giveaway (Co-hosted by Massively!)

2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST): Giveaway on DS9 — Costume contest for 1000 STO Promo Points (Co-hosted by Trek Radio)

4:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. PST): Giveaway on Drozana — Dance Party and Emote Contest for 1000 STO Promo Points (Co-hosted by Subspace Radio)

5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST): Livestream of KDF character creation/starting missions and a 500 STO Promo Point giveaway (Co-hosted by Massively!)

6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST): Foundry Missions Event (meet in DS9 Social System; announcements/teaming in channel)

7:00 p.m. EST (4:00 p.m. PST): PvP Event (meet in DS9 Social System, public space & ground queue; announcements/teaming in channel)

8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PST): Livestream — Giveaway on Defera and Trek Trivia for 5000 STO Promo Points (Co-hosted by Massively!)

Watch the new STO opening sequence below.

Register for your free Star Trek Online account today at Perfect World.

[Source: Massively]

  • Aurora

    I always meant to check out STO but the monthly charge kept me away. Looks like I won’t have any excuses come next week. :)

  • Matthew Markovich

    Wish I could get behind something like this. I was never into games but if I were something like this would be fun. However, I am too picky about little things like not restoring the Romulan appearance to their original Vulcan like they did in the STAR TREK 09 movie. Also, looks like they try to do too much all at once; Klingons reasserting themselves, Dominion return to the Alpha Quadrant, the Borg assimilate everyone one it sight – the Borg would win by the way over the Dominion. Oh well, I’ll wait for the holographic VR TV and create my own scifi realm.