While NCsoft has been enjoying a stellar record financially these few years, the future looks grim for one of its games, WildStar. Daewoo Securities, South Korea’s largest investment bank, estimated the game will not earn anything significant for 4Q 2016. Developed by Carbine Studios, WildStar was coined “World of Warcraft in space”, and had high hopes of conquering the MMORPG market.
I am not sure if the upcoming China launch is factored in, but the recent Free-to-Play switch doesn’t seem to have worked for the English server, at least from what I observed. Guild Wars 2, on the other hand, seems to be still going strong. Will WildStar finally get cut by NCsoft later this year? In case you are wondering, MXM, or Master X Master, has yet to launch in either South Korea or China.