Carbine Studios' WildStar Free-to-Play Launches Today
Company: NCSOFT
BRIGHTON, UK (29th September, 2015) – NCSOFT® and Carbine Studios™ announced today that WildStar is now free-to-play. Today, new and returning players in Europe and North America can get a free ticket to planet Nexus and experience all of the epic WildStar content that has been released over the past year.

“Today is an important milestone in WildStar’s history and the team has been working very hard to make sure the game is better than ever”, said Mike Donatelli, product director, Carbine Studios. “We received a ton of positive feedback from our fan base through our closed beta and have worked to create a game that is fun, accessible, and engaging for all players”.

Having originally launched with a subscription model in June of 2014 to critical acclaim, WildStar was the highest-rated MMO on Metacritic for the year. The game’s free-to-play launch marks a major moment in the game's development, improving the overall experience for both old players and new. In addition to the new business model, the game is getting its most comprehensive update yet. Titled WildStar: Reloaded, the update brings new content, enhanced game systems, special in-game events and tons of quality of life improvements. Many players have returned to the community over the last few months, reinvigorated by the game’s improvements and new, exciting content.

Alongside the free-to-play launch and game update, NCSOFT and Carbine Studios revealed a brand new game trailer from Paris-based creative studio, Fortiche Productions, which can be viewed here:
https://youtu.be/Ok9fJTLOmAo.

To jump into WildStar today, players will simply need to create an NCSOFT account and download the client here: www.wildstar-online.com/uk/freetoplay .

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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