E3: Carbine Details WildStar F2P Update

WildStar will be transitioning to free-to-play this fall, and we took the time to speak to Product Director Mike Donatelli and Creative Director Chad Moore during E3 for more information on what the change will offer new and existing players.

The game will be getting a host of changes to make it more user-friendly, with the first one being the tutorial options. Currently there's one tutorial zone that everyone goes through, and while that will still remain as a choice, players will now also be able to choose to bypass it or begin a step prior to it. Focusing on the player's MMO experience, tutorial options include Novice (never played MMOs before; extremely basic knowledge), Intermediate (the current WildStar Arkship tutorial experience, though streamlined to be quicker), and Expert (bypass the tutorials while being granted experience and gear that you would have gained from it).

WildStar to Transition to F2P This Fall

Carbine's WildStar team has poured their heart and soul into shaping and expanding the sci-fi MMO into the diversified gaming experience it is today. The last several content drops have focused on a multitude of playstyles, from newbie to casual to raider.

With the game so fleshed out, Carbine has now decided that the time is ripe for it to soon join the ranks of free-to-play MMOs. We sat down with Product Director Mike Donatelli and Creative Director Chad Moore last week to learn more about WildStar's new frontier.

"It's a big decision, a big change, and not one we went into lightly as a studio. Carbine's commitment to WildStar has never been stronger; we will continue to release AAA updates for the game, the experience that players have come to expect they will only get more of as we head into the future."

WildStar Outlines Plans for 2015

WildStar launched in 2014 and the developers at Carbine have worked hard on refining their process to deliver a quality experience to players. Product Director Mike Donatelli has posted a blog post discussing what the team looks to accomplish in 2015.

WildStar Drop Four on PTR

The Carbine Studios team has been hard at work on getting new and interesting WildStar content out to its fans. Players on the Public Test Realm have already had the opportunity to test out some of the upcoming additions and features making their way to the game, but for those who haven't, the team is revealing a little of what current and returning players can expect to take part in.

WildStar: The Defile Update Reveal

The awakened evil known as "The Entity" plots to spread its terror throughout the universe in this upcoming WildStar update, "The Defile". Today Carbine Studios gives us more details on what players can come to expect from this upcoming content drop, as they battle against the Entity's forces of corruption.

WildStar: Mystery of the Genesis Prime

Mysteries will soon be revealed, as Carbine teases the third content update for its Sci-Fi MMORPG, WildStar. It's been known that the Entity and Drusera are connected to each other in some way, but do we know what really happened on planet Nexus?

Sixty Laid Off at Carbine

Things aren't the brightest over at Carbine Studios, the developer for WildStar. The rumor going through the pipeline is that at least sixty employees have been cut from the development team, and it's not pretty. An unnamed source advised us that some employees that had been on staff for eight years have been cut, and not just in entry-level departments; the entire path team is no longer staffed and huge percentages of the art and design teams are gone.

Carbine Studios Debuts WildStar Loremageddon

Carbine Studios is dropping some heavy duty lore bombs this week as it kicks off its WildStar Loremageddon initiative. The galaxy is full of mystery, so get those notepads ready for the continual lore drops involving planet Nexus and beyond!

WildStar to Launch Megaservers on Wednesday

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Carbine Studios has announced that the Wildstar Megaservers will be introduced this week. Announced in early September, these servers are intended to increase server capacity to enhance players' gaming experience.

WildStar: State of the Game (Part Two)

Carbine has released their latest WildStar State of the Game announcement, which includes an overview of upcoming zones and lore, new features and improvements, as well as bug fixes and tweaks that players can expect.