Champions Online Subscription Offers: Star Trek Online Beta Access, $200 Lifetime Sub

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Cryptic has unveiled two Champions Online subscription offers which grant closed beta access to Star Trek Online, including a lifetime subscription costing a grand $200.

A $60 six-month subscription to the superhero MMO offers a 33% saving over the regular monthly fee of $15 and grants an exclusive "art deco" costume set. The $200 lifetime subscription also packs an in-game action figure, further exclusive costume sets, eight extra character slots, and a mirror universe outfit to wear in Star Trek Online.

Champions Online is released for PC on September 1, following a limited open beta which will begin on August 17. An Xbox 360 version is due to arrive late this year.

Executive producer Bill Roper's previous MMO Hellgate: London also offered a lifetime subscription for $149, which proved to be good for only fifteen months as developer Flagship Studios faced financial woes and the servers shut down in Feburary this year.

From The Chatty
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    August 4, 2009 9:15 AM

    now i'm worried. If they think their game is good then there would be no reason to offer a lifetime subscription.

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      August 4, 2009 9:19 AM

      I was thinking the same thing. I also haven't liked the idea of them tackling Champions and Star Trek at roughly the same time. Seems like they are asking for one failure, if not both. How many companies achieve success in the MMO market with a single title? And they are throwing two out there? I smell bad investment for those who think this is a good idea. If I'm wrong down the road...sucks for me I guess.

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        August 4, 2009 9:25 AM

        At least you can afford to be wrong, they can't with the money involved ;)

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      August 4, 2009 11:47 AM

      Yeah, that's the vibe I get from the news as well. It'd be a great deal for my type of play (2 months in, 4-6 months out) I do, though.

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      August 4, 2009 5:52 PM

      Lord of the Rings online did the LIfetime subsciption thing and it's probably one of the best going now.

      On the flip side, Hellgate did not work out.