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MMO WildStar makes the free-to-play switchover today, new launch trailer released

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Carbine Studios' colourful sci-fi MMO WildStar has made the seemingly inevitable switch from a monthly subscription model over to free-to-play today, and to celebrate the team's released a new launch trailer.

The F2P switch comes alongside a new content update, WildStar: Reloaded, which introduces a stat system revamp, improvements to the early game, better crafting and more. You can get the full rundown right here.

MMO WildStar will go free-to-play on September 29

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MMO WildStar will go free-to-play on September 29, developer Carbine Studios has announced. The model change will come in a new update called WildStar: Reloaded, which also makes some major changes to the game's core systems.

Anyone who wants to keep their monthly sub will access the WildStar 'Signature Service', and will receive new bonuses and rewards. There's also a new in-game store which sells the usual variety of cosmetic items, XP boosts and so on. If you've been a paying customer for a while, you might want to check out the Cosmic Rewards programme, which offers bonuses depending on how much players have spent on the game.

WildStar free-to-play closed beta is now live

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NCSOFT together with developer Carbine Studios have today announced that the closed beta for MMO WildStar's transition to free-to-play is now live.

In addition to stripping away WildStar's previous premium business model, the new free-to-play update for Carbine Studios MMO will also bring with it a raft of new content too.

WildStar becomes free-to-play this fall, entire MMO "open for players to explore for free"

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Carbine Studios' MMO WildStar is facing up to reality that a subscription-based model just doesn't cut it, and so are switching over to free-to-play this fall. The whole game will be "open for players to explore for free."

Cosmetics and boosts will be purchasable with NCoin, but there's an 'equivalent item' that can be earned in-game. Progression remains unchanged and 'power cannot be bought', assures the developer.

SteamDB listing suggests MMO WildStar might be dropping its subscription model

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According to a page on the SteamDB, spotted by the good chaps over at PCGamesN, Carbine Studios' light-hearted sci-fi MMO WildStar could soon be coming to the retail platform as a “Free on Demand” game.

So... does that mean free-to-play? Probably, but that term is so horribly loaded now it's no surprise to see Carbine come up with a slightly different terminology.

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