One year after its launch NCSoft has announced that sci-fi MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play this autumn.
Developer Carbine has said that this decision was taken to open the game up to more users. The switch to free-to-play was hinted at earlier this month.
WildStar launched last June and was developed by a group of Blizzard veterans at Carbine Studios. At the end of last year, the developer reiterated that there was a future for the MMO.
”At the beginning of 2015, we outlined key points of focus for WildStar to help make this great game even better, focusing heavily on player feedback and bringing meaningful changes”, said Mike Donatelli, product director, Carbine Studios.
We continue to deliver on those points and feel strongly that removing the subscription cost will give everyone who loves MMOs, or just wants to have an incredible gaming experience, a chance to try WildStar”.