“Wildstar” Will Soon Become Free-to-Play

It seems as if most MMO’s, if not all, are going Free-To-Play. Wildstar the game has now been added to the MMO’s that once needed a subscription to play that now will allow you play at no cost. The company today announced their plans as well as letting player know that the company will still offer regular updates and a high-quality experience.

“At the beginning of 2015, we outlined key points of focus for WildStar to help make this great game even better, focusing heavily on player feedback and bringing meaningful changes,” said Mike Donatelli, product director, Carbine Studios. “We continue to deliver on those points and feel strongly that removing the subscription cost will give everyone who loves MMOs, or just wants to have an incredible gaming experience, a chance to try WildStar.”

Following the transition this fall all players will be able to level to 50, acquire all Amps and abilities, as well as participate in all dungeons, raids, adventures, ship hands and PvP. Now, players may also purchase an optional membership for a monthly fee that will provide various convenience bonuses and enhancements to XP, crafting, currency, item drops and reputation. For those of you that become members, you will gain additional characters, costumes, bank, supplies and other items.

This fall, in addition to the game going free-to-play, Carbine will be working to make even more quality of life and content changes within WildStar:

  • Streamlining player and item stats to be much more intuitive while adding high-level options to give players more flexibility.
  • Making the Amp system easier to use by unlocking all Amp slots.
  • Reviewing dungeons and open world content so that the experience is challenging, but not brutal.
  • Changing the tutorial and early game experience to provide a better and quicker introduction.

Players who already have a subscription, and keep it through June 15, 2015 will receive exclusive items and rewards. For former players, Carbine will outline a comprehensive loyalty program that rewards players for the time and effort they invested in the game, even if they are no longer a current subscribers.

If you need more information about all these rewards, you can click on “Players Appreciation”

For more information on the transition to free-to-play check out Wildstar’s Twitch channel on May 29, 10:00 am PDT http://www.twitch.tv/wildstar.

To join the transition to free-to-play and to sign-up for closed beta, visit Wildstar