NCSOFT Announces Date for WildStar Free-to-Play Launch
Company: NCSOFT
BRIGHTON, UK (3rd September, 2015) – NCSOFT® and Carbine Studios™ announced today that sci-fi MMO WildStar’s free-to-play update will launch 29th September, 2015. Additionally, the second phase of the closed beta test is set to begin tomorrow, focusing on fine-tuning the update’s changes prior to release.

More than just a business model conversion, the free-to-play launch will be the title’s biggest game update yet thanks to new content, enhanced game systems, and countless quality of life improvements. Titled WildStar Reloaded, the upcoming content update is the culmination of months of improvements and tweaks that make the game bigger and better than ever. New players will enjoy a greatly streamlined starting experience, while veteran players will be handsomely rewarded for their loyalty. As an added perk, all players with active subscriptions at the time of the free-to-play transition will also receive exclusive items as a bonus.

While the first phase of the closed beta has been focused on testing the improved player experience—including new content and tutorials—phase two will ensure that the economic aspects of the free-to-play transition are launch-ready. The second phase will also offer invited players a risk-free opportunity to test the new in-game store by buying NCoin—a real money currency that is all new to WildStar. All NCoin purchased during the second phase will be copied to players’ beta characters, allowing them to test the entire purchase process and the purchased NCoin will then be transferred in full to their live characters once the transition officially happens.

The free-to-play closed beta is accessible to all current subscribers, as well as non-subscribers who have been invited and redeemed a closed beta key. Anyone can sign up for a closed beta key by visiting the official WildStar site and clicking the “Sign Up For Beta” button.

About WildStar®
Critically acclaimed and now free-to-play, WildStar is a sci-fi MMO where you can join your friends or undertake your own epic adventures on the fabled planet Nexus! Explore a huge and amazingly vibrant world packed with unique characters, exotic locations, thrilling challenges and dark mysteries. Recruit fellow citizens of Nexus to solve the primordial puzzles of the universe itself as you experience exhilarating action combat, deep character customisation, and one of the most powerful housing systems ever seen in a MMORPG. For more information on WildStar please visit: www.wildstar-online.com .

About Carbine Studios™
Carbine Studios is a software development company focused on making high-quality, conceptually innovative Massively Multiplayer Online games. Located in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Carbine was founded in 2005 as a division of NCSOFT Corporation by a dedicated team of game industry veterans of watershed franchises such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Diablo II and Fallout. The studio is currently hard at work on their sci-fi themed MMORPG, WildStar. For more information on Carbine Studios, please visit www.carbinestudios.com .
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