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WildStar – NCsoft is shutting down Carbine Studios and game

According to Kotaku, developer Carbine Studios and its MMORPG WildStar is being shut down by parent company NCsoft, with 50 employees set to lose their jobs. Staff were informed of the closure at a meeting today, according to someone who was…

WildStar – Hacker had USD 397 trillion worth of game currency undetected

[Source] According to a recent report on Motherboard, a professional online games hacker known as Manfred revealed that he has USD 397 trillion worth of hacked WildStar Online game currency undetected, before claiming he is going to finally report the flaw…

WildStar – China server canceled and nearly half of developer staff laid off

[Source] I am really late to this news, but better late than never. As announced, the China server of WildStar has been canceled, with Carbine Studios apparently laying off “nearly half of its staff.” The developer explained this “reorganization of…

WildStar – Former employees voice out horrible experiences at Carbine

[Source] Just recently, one of Korea’s biggest investment firms spelled doom for MMORPG WildStar this year, with no significant revenue or profits forecasted. Over the past week, former employees of developer Carbine Studios took to Reddit and Neogaf to voice…

WildStar – South Korea investment bank predicts doom for online game

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.…

WildStar – NCsoft launches Free-to-Play version for sci-fi online game

[Game website] With WildStar performing poorly in NCsoft’s recent financial report, it is no wonder the publisher and developer, Carbine Studios, made the call to introduce a Free-to-Play mode for the sci-fi online game. The new Free-to-Play mode has just…

WildStar – Free-to-Play launch date announced for sci-fi online game

[Game website] NCsoft and Carbine Studios announced today that the Free-to-Play update  for WildStar will launch on 29 September, 2015 (subject to timezone differences). More than just a business model conversion, the Free-to-Play launch will be the title’s biggest game update yet…

WildStar – Closed Beta for upcoming Free-to-Play version is now live

[Beta register] NCsoft and Carbine Studios announced that the Closed Beta for WildStar’s Free-to-Play transition is live. Players granted access to the Closed Beta will be able to experience new and improved features available in the biggest content update yet. Anyone…

WildStar – China publisher confirmed with beta starting this August

NCsoft recently announced WildStar, the first online game from Carbine Studios, is heading to China. The publisher was revealed as Giant Interactive, and the first beta will begin this August. Localization of the game is near its end, which means…

WildStar – NCsoft announce Free-to-Play change coming this fall

[Game website] NCsoft and Carbine Studios are “excited” to announce that WildStar, one of the “most critically-acclaimed” MMOs of 2014, will become Free-to-Play this fall. As this transition takes place, Carbine is committed to ensuring that WildStar will remain AAA,…

NCsoft – Latest financial results paint grim picture for declining WildStar

NCsoft has just released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015, and things are not looking too rosy for the English-only online game, WildStar. Basically, sales of the game plunged more than 50% compared to the previous quarter,…

WildStar – Chinese media claims sci-fi MMO is heading to China next year

According to several reports from the Chinese gaming media, WildStar is heading to China, with the publisher being Giant Interactive. This was disclosed in an interview with the developer and publisher’s president, Mr Xuefeng Ji, who said that WildStar is…

NCsoft – WildStar sales dropped by 43% while Lineage 1 grows stronger

NCsoft today released its quarterly financial records, and overall, the company did well in the 3rd quarter compared to the first 2 quarters of 2014. Total sales globally were up, with Aion and Lineage 1 the main contributors. Old is…

WildStar – Carbine Studios claims NCsoft is still supporting the game

[Source] With recent negative reports about Carbine Studios (here and here), the developer of WildStar talked to Eurogamer to put things on record, officially. While speaking to NCsoft West CEO a few weeks ago about WildStar’s future, the reply was…