NCSOFT and Carbine Studios has officially announced a worldwide release date of June 3rd 2014 for their highly anticipated sci-fi MMO, WildStar.
“WildStar is a brand new IP and new universe that has attracted more than 1.4 million beta signups already, so it seems like other gamers are also eager for something new and different in the MMO space” stated Jeremy Gaffney, Executive Producer at Carbine Studios. “We’re looking forward to seeing the first players begin their journey on the unexplored planet of Nexus. Both noobs and MMO vets will have a blast with our fast-paced combat, while experienced guilds and groups will build complete battle-fortresses using our Warplot system and tackle some truly epic raids.”
Pre-orders for the game will begin in one week on March 19th with players having three pre-order options available to choose from.
The first and cheapest option, are the standard physical box/digital download editions which will cost you £34.99. These editions will provide you with the game, 30 days’ worth of free game time, and three 7 day friend passes. If pre-ordered however players will also receive:
- An invitation to early beta weekends leading up to the release,
- 3 day headstart access to the live servers, beginning March 31st,
- An exclusive Rocket House,
- A mini-ship housing decoration, which grants additional rest experience points,
- A 10 slot storage bag providing a larger character inventory,
- The opportunity to reserve character and guild names 2 weeks prior to launch.
For those willing to spend an extra £15, there is the Digital Deluxe Edition, which will include the pre-order bonuses, everything found in the standard editions, along with a number of in-game items such as an Eldan hoverboard, and an Eldan augmentation costume.
The last option will be a Physical Deluxe Edition and will again cost an extra £15. This edition will contain the same bonuses as the digital deluxe edition, however customers will receive the game in a limited edition collectable steelbook case. Unfortunately the physical deluxe steelbook edition will only be available in EU retailers and will be of a limited quantity.
Following the initial free 30 day period, WildStar will require a monthly subscription, currently priced at £14.99; however players can save money by purchasing either of the discounted three, six, or twelve month subscriptions. Players will also have the option to use in-game gold to purchase C.R.E.E.D, another in-game item that will extend an account’s subscription by 30 days.
For more information on the game or any more details concerning pre-orders, check out the WildStar website