Star Trek Online
's second anniversary is just a month away, but the game's transition to a free-to-play model is even closer than that. In the game's latest developer diary
, executive producer Stephen D'Angelo
talks about updates leading into the business model shift, the anniversary, and the eventual rollout of the game's next season. A couple of new bug fixes and feature improvements will be rolled out to the live game before January 17th, at which point the game will shift over to the free-to-play mode.
In February, the game will be celebrating its anniversary with a new KDF flagship, the debut of the Odyssey-class Federation ship, and soon thereafter a series of Dominion featured episodes. Players can look forward to season 6 sometime in June, with the development team aiming at something new in the game roughly every other week once the game is free-to-play. It's a tall order, but Star Trek Online
fans at least have those frequent updates to hope for if not necessarily expect