Free-to-play is Star Trek Online’s next frontier

Crytpic Studios is currently working on setting up a free-to-play model for their sci-fi MMO, Star Trek Online, Massively reports.

Perfect World Entertainment’s CEO, Kelvin Lau recently stated in an earnings call: “And also Star Trek Online, after the acquisition, in fact Cryptic is working on the free-to-play model for Star Trek Online. This is going to be launched by the end of this year as well. So I think free-to-play model we have a bigger potential in US market and also in China market.”

PWE recently acquired Crytpic Studios from Atari. The dev’s other game, Champions Online, has already adopted the model.