Cryptic has revealed the lifetime subscription offer for Star Trek Online, which comes with playable Borg (not as a faction, but as liberated Borg) and is only available to those who've pre-ordered the game. Oddly enough, the price of the LS is $40 higher than Champions Online's was when it was announced August of last year. Does this mean we can expect a higher monthly fee than the industry standard of $14.99 for Star Trek Online or is the expectation that Star Trek fans are likely to pay more for a lifetime subscription to STO? Either way, Atari would certainly have to expect the game to be a real winner to make that bet.

Additionally, there's no specific mention of whether or not the LS offer has an expiration date; it's only stated that a pre-order is required to make the purchase. We've contacted Cryptic for an official statement on both the pricing and potential expiration date of the offer and we will update as more information becomes available.

[Update: The lifetime subscription ends on February 1st at 11:59 PST, thanks tiberium84!]

[Update 2: The monthly sub for STO is, in fact, $15 a month.]

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