WildStar News

WildStar's servers are shutting down in November

Schedule of farewell events revealed.

Earlier this month, NCSoft announced that it was shutting down WildStar developer Carbine Studios, and that support for the sci-fi MMO would be coming to an end. The publisher has now confirmed that WildStar's servers will be going offline permanently on November 28th.

Bright and colourful MMO WildStar should get a big old boost this week when it arrives, two years after launch, on Steam. The game is free-to-play but there will be various bundles available to buy.

WildStar is going free-to-play this autumn

Dev feels "strongly" that everyone have a chance to try it.

PC MMO WildStar will turn free-to-play this autumn. It was one of the last remaining big budget subscription MMOs alongside The Elder Scrolls Online, but now both games have adapted - or are in the process of adapting - their original business models.

Huge WildStar content/fix patch release date

Huge WildStar content/fix patch release date

New zone with lots of new stuff next week.

A significant patch for MMO WildStar - Mystery of the Genesis Prime - will arrive 11th November, NCSoft and Carbine have announced.

The list of bugs fixed by the update is 100 pages long, apparently, but that's not all it brings: there's new content too.

The next two chapters in the game's Nexus storyline are included, and bring a new zone to explore, new bosses, new gear, new instances, new public events and so on.

Read more

Wildstar open beta launch date announced

The open beta for subscription-based sci-fi MMO Wildstar launches on 8th May, developer Carbine Studios has announced.

It runs for 10 days until 18th May. The game launches proper on 3rd June.

The game is available to pre-order at 34.99, which includes 30 days of game time.

Read more

WildStar picks subs, but you can trade gold for game time

Carbine sticks up for an unfashionable MMO business model.

WildStar, the sci-fi online world due for release in spring 2014, will fly in the face of massively multiplayer fashion by charging a subscription, developer Carbine has announced. But there's a twist: you'll also be able play for free by trading in-game currency for game time with other players.

NCSoft's sci-fi MMO WildStar will launch in 2013

NCSoft's sci-fi MMO WildStar will launch in 2013

In the meantime, why not meet the Exile faction?

NCSoft's pretty excited about its new sci-fi MMO, WildStar. It's so excited, in fact, that it's just revealed that the game will be launching at some point in 2013 - no idea exactly when, though.

It's also released a video that details the Exile, who are the goodies of the game's two factions. They're scrappy hicksters, by the looks of it: a rebel alliance who have come to the mysterious planet of Nexus in order to find a place to live. Just like that bit in Arrested Development where Buster tries to make a new home for himself under a front yard trampoline in Santa Ana.

Alongside humans, Exile players will be able to pick between Granock and Aurin characters, along with a mysterious fourth race that has yet to be announced, if we're understanding the video correctly. Granock are rock people, who should be good at fightin' and fumin'. Aurin have bunny ears and tails and really care about the environment.

Read more

NCsoft Carbine MMO announcement soon

NCsoft Carbine MMO announcement soon

Blizzard-packed studio at Gamescom.

The "next big MMO" from NCsoft is poised for a mid-August Gamescom reveal.

Developed by Carbine, the project claims to have made "some dramatic steps forward" in the genre.

"We have developed some new ways of making online games; games that can adapt to you instead of the other way 'round," wrote Carbine executive producer Jeremy Gaffney.

Read more