Today marks the end of the rocky life of WildStar. After failing to live up to lofty expectations over the years. Carbine Studios announced in September that the game would be shut down and that the studio would be closing. Since the announcement, players have been able to enjoy the full game without restriction and with a number of in-game events firing off for the last time. In addition, Carbine provided fans a look at the content that was never released as part of a bittersweet farewell.
As WildStar enters its final two weeks of existence, the team wanted to provide its community with a peek at the stories that we’ll never see in the game. Players would have traveled to Omechron’s Keep to meet the Primeval Omechron and set off on a journey of discovery about the creation of Genesis Prime. It’s an article packed with lore and concept art and a peek into the game’s future that now, sadly, will never come.
The WildStar site has been updated with the precise date that the game will shut down for good: November 28th. The final update has been deployed that turns off all real-money transactions and offers players refunds for recent purchases. In addition, a number of events will take place between now and the final day of service including Residential Renovation, Shade’s Eve, Protostar’s Gala Winterfest Extravaganza and a special final day event for “some fun” with the devs.
Wildstar is celebrating its fourth birthday and pulling out all the stops for the entire month of June during its Starfall Anniversary Celebration. From June 1st to June 30th, several “lucrative bonus events on a weekly rotation” will be released for fun and “out-of-this-world” benefits. Players will also receive a special reward pack delivered to their mailboxes and retrievable every week just by logging in.
The WildStar site has been updated with the 2018 State of the Universe penned by Chad ‘Pappy’ Moore. In it, he takes a look back at 2017 before addressing the game’s future. Players have been wondering about WildStar going forward as NCSoft has been closing underperforming games like MXM. “Carbine and NCSoft are continuing to support the game for the foreseeable future” Moore wrote.
If you’re a WildStar player, you’ve got a lot to look forward to throughout the month of December. All the fun begins on December 8th and the Residential Renovation challenge and continues with Winterfest (December 18 – January 1). You can also gain wicked experience in the Double XP X-Plosion event running from December 29th to January 1st.