Discounted, the lifetime subscriptions will each cost $239.99. The sale will start on January 25 at 6am Pacific then run until 10am on February 4.
This discount will briefly bring the price of a Star Trek Online lifetime subscription back in line with when it was first available as a pre-order offer. The Champions Online sub, however, will still cost $39.99 more than when it was first offered way back in 2009.
Champions Online's free-to-play launch is scheduled for January 25. The free 'Silver' accounts will suffer certain limitations, which is why someone, somewhere might still want to pay $240 to play the MMO for the rest of its life as a 'Gold' member. Cryptic has also contemplated the possibility of making Star Trek Online free-to-play. The model has been a success for Turbine and its own MMO The Lord of the Rings Online.
Heh I wonder how many people will buy a lifetime sub for Star Trek Online at this point.
I bought it as a pre-order because I am a Trek fan and I enjoy a good space MMO. The game had matured quite a bit since it launched and I enjoy it, but I don't know if going back now I would re-do it. Free to Play sure, life time....eh.... Gotta love hindsight.