Star Trek Online MMORPG PC gameAccording to a post on the Star Trek Online forums, the new executive producer, Daniel Stahl, easily sees STO going into a hybrid subscription mode in the same style of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited and The Lord of the Rings Online. Here’s what the Cryptic Studios man had to say:

“I could easily see STO going into a hybrid model similar to what Lotro is doing. In that model, subscriptions stay as is - but you allow people to play for free but heavily limit what they can do - which in essence creates a robust way to demo the game and then if you want to keep playing, you either pay for every little thing you are interested in, or you subscribe and don't have to worry about it.

Turbine seems to have some interesting plans and looking at how DDO has turned around, its worth taking note.”