As became known today about Kotaku, that closes Wild star Developer Studio Carbine Studios opened the gates.
An insider reports on a meeting in which this decision was announced. 50 employees will lose their jobs and the Wildstar servers will not be around for long either.
Wildstar - cool game but with many problems
The Wildstar MMO was actually well received by the players thanks to the gameplay, but bugs and problems with the release caused a lot of jumps. A large part of the playerbase fell victim to the typical MMO release problem. In the first month so many people played that countless new servers were opened, but after the initial euphoria many newcomers disappeared and the remaining players were spread over many half-full servers. This naturally created an avalanche effect, as these players also lost the fun without fellow players. Even switching to FreeToPlay could not save the game.
In the meantime, the studio's parent company, Korean publisher NCSoft, said in a statement that players will be reimbursed for their purchases in the game shop until July 1, 2018. This option exists until the servers and the payment system are switched off. There is still no information about the exact schedule, the teams are currently being put together to bring Wildstar to an end. Meanwhile, as many employees as possible should be placed in other positions.
"Today, we are closing Carbine Studios and will begin the process of winding WildStar down to ultimately shutter the game," NCSoft said in a statement. “WildStar players who have spent money within the game will be refunded purchases from July 1, 2018 until the payment system is shut off. We are also in the process of identifying the teams that will be doing the work to bring WildStar to a close. These decisions are very difficult to make and we are in the midst of shifting as many of our teammates as possible into other roles within the organization. " Source: Kotaku