WildStar: “We Can Fill the WOW Void”

Given how World of Warcraft has been THE juggernaut in the MMORPG arena for nearly a decade, it’s interesting to see other games now hopping on the “we’ll get their subscribers” bandwagon. While it’s true WOW lost a metric ton of subs this year already, the MMORPG market is incredibly saturated now and almost every big MMORPG in the West has gone F2P. Wildstar will have its work cut out for it in order to thrive in a highly competitive marketplace.

I’ve added a few screenies to the bottom of the article. Enjoy!

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The team behind NCsoft’s new MMO Wildstar says it will win back gamers who have abandoned World of Warcraft.

Blizzard’s market-leading MMO lost 1.3m subscribers between February and April this year, and many other titles in the sector have been forced to adopt a free-to-play model to survive.

But Carbine Studios’ game design producer Stephan Frost says Wildstar’s unique structure will ensure it succeeds where other MMOs have failed.

“We’re making something that’s different,” he told MCV.

“We’re coming out at a time when WoW is losing subscribers and we can fill the void for people who want an MMO that’s deep, hardcore but also accessible to people.

“We’ve found through betas and trade shows that MMO players understand our game. They can see the improvements we’ve made and notice that this game is something pretty cool.”

Wildstar’s gameplay varies depending on class: soldiers will focus on combat, while explorers will be tasked with discovering new areas. The game is due this year.

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Original MCVUK.com Article

Wildstar’s Official Website

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5 Responses to WildStar: “We Can Fill the WOW Void”

  1. kellth says:

    I really hope WildStar is a payed payment subscription base game although that has its pros and cons i do not mind paying for such a great game.

    • jkwengert says:

      I’m pretty confident they’ll be $15/month like all the other MMORPGs that aren’t F2P.

      • kellth says:

        I heard it would be a hybrid model.

      • jkwengert says:

        That’s how TSW started off, so we’ll see. Kinda silly NOT to have some kind of cash shop now. Gamers love to buy kitchy crap, mounts, unique skins, pets, etc.

  2. kellth says:

    Agreed…cash shop is only good if it sells cosmetic items.

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