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).

Friday Update Arcade: The Finale

Lindsay "Geektron" Ferguson hosts ZAM's final installment of Friday Update Arcade. Topics discussed include the successful launch of Witcher 3, no more flying in World of Warcraft, WildStar's F2P announcement and more.

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's Latest Content Update Has Invaded Nexus

Today Carbine has announced the release of WildStar's fifth content update, called INVASION: Nexus. The update is a response to player feedback to add more fun, engaging content for a variety of playstyles. It offers several new content options and a few customization features.

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 27

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include the PC launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Mortal Kombat X having some Steam issues, a new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront and some speculation that WildStar may be going free-to-play.

A New WildStar Update Invades Servers

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If you're still playing Wildstar, get excited because you'll soon be digging into some great new content. The update, dubbed INVASION: Nexus, has made its way to the PTR. Without further ado, let's dive straight into the goods:

WildStar: The Protogames Initiative

This morning marks the release of WildStar's fourth content update, The Protogames Initiative. First discussed back in a January blog post, this update focuses on Carbine's promise to address player feedback in 2015.

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.