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.
WildStar launched last year to general acclaim, but since its launch it's struggled to secure a foothold in the notoriously tricky MMO market.at Carbine can't have helped the game's stability. Sub numbers haven't been revealed by the developer, but when you're up against the Goliath that is World of Warcraft – a game that sees dropping to just over 7 million subscriptions as something of a disappointment – it's always going to be hard to tempt players into a monthly payment.
Still, Carbine has been pushing out an admirable amount of new content for players recently, with latest updateadding a bunch of new quests and some new customisation options. Like many games before it, going F2P could give WildStar a nice shot in the arm, and help increase its player-base.
We'll keep our eyes peeled for any further details.