WildStar is Moving to a Free-to-Play Model


WildStar, an MMO RPG developed by Carbine Studios and published by NCSOFT, is moving to a free-to-play model with WildStar: Reloaded, set to launch on September 29. Reloaded will contain massive changes to the original, including improved dungeons, new itemization and trade skills, as well as brand new content with an overhaul of loot and stats, as well as improvements to the quality-of-life aspect of the game.

Carbine Studios is looking for a more streamlined experience for new players, although those who have played since the beginning will be rewarded through a loyalty program.

A closed beta is currently underway for the title, testing the economic aspects of the new system as well as to make sure that the gameplay changes are error-free. Current players can access the beta as of this moment, while interested parties can register for a chance to participate in the beta here.

Source: IGN, WildStar Online