Play Star Trek Online for Free, Starting Today!

That’s right, today’s the day a lot of curious Trekkie-gamers have been waiting for. Star Trek Online, the popular MMORPG goes free-to-play, starting today, Tuesday, January 17th.

You can now download the game free at the official Star Trek Online website.

After Perfect World acquired Cryptic Studios back in August, it was first announced in September that the game would eventually go to a free-to-play model.

From Perfect World

Star Trek Online’s free-to-play launch has arrived! That’s right, you can PLAY NOW for FREE. For the first time ever on a truly massive scale, you take the Captain’s Chair and command your own ship and crew. Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go in this expanding vast universe. Download the game HERE and PLAY NOW.

To play for free, players must first register on the Perfect World website. If you’re already registered, you can proceed directly to the Star Trek Online download page and begin creating your character.

The blog Massively is holding a special online event throughout the day to welcome new and veteran captains to the game.

Watch the game’s new opening sequence below.

Already playing STO? Tell us what you think of the game in the comments below.

Brian Wilkins

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Brian is a Boston-based web and user interface designer, photographer, Apple enthusiast, sci-fi/horror movie fan and lover of all things Star Trek.

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  • 0100101001

    Nice!

  • Patrick

    Downloading the exe file now. :)

  • Darkwing

    Wooo hoooo! I never wanted to commit to a monthly fee for the game, but I’m excited to try this out. I’ve heard some mixed reviews.