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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (September 29, 2015) – NCSOFT® and Carbine Studios™ announced today that WildStar is now free-to-play. Today, new and returning players in North America and Europe can get a free ticket to planet Nexus and experience all of the epic WildStar content that has been released over the past year.

“Today is an important milestone in WildStar’s history and the team has been working very hard to make sure the game is better than ever,” said Mike Donatelli, product director, Carbine Studios. “We received a ton of positive feedback from our fan base through our closed beta and have worked to create a game that is fun, accessible, and engaging for all players.”

Having originally launched with a subscription model in June of 2014 to critical acclaim, WildStar was the highest-rated MMO on Metacritic for the year. The game’s free-to-play launch marks a major moment in the game’s development, improving the overall experience for both old players and new. In addition to the new business model, the game is getting its most comprehensive update yet. Titled WildStar: Reloaded, the update brings new content, enhanced game systems, special in-game events and tons of quality of life improvements. Many players have returned to the community over the last few months, reinvigorated by the game’s improvements and new, exciting content.

Alongside the free-to-play launch and game update, NCSOFT and Carbine Studios revealed a brand new game trailer from Paris-based creative studio, Fortiche Productions, that can be viewed here:

To jump into WildStar today, players will simply need to create an NCSOFT account and download the client here: https://www.wildstar-online.com/en/freetoplay/.

About WildStar®

Critically acclaimed and now free-to-play, WildStar is a sci-fi MMO of epic proportions set on the mysterious planet Nexus. Blast off to a huge and amazingly vibrant world packed with unique characters, exotic locations, thrilling challenges, and dark mysteries. Experience exhilarating action combat, deep character customization, and one of the most powerful housing systems ever seen in an MMORPG as you work alongside the citizens of Nexus to solve the primordial puzzles of the universe itself.

For more on WildStar head over to: www.wildstar-online.com

About Carbine Studios™

Carbine Studios is a software development company focused on making high-quality, and conceptually innovative Massively Multiplayer Online games.

Located in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Carbine was founded in 2005 as a division of NCSOFT Corporation by a dedicated team of game industry veterans who have contributed to watershed franchises such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Diablo and Fallout. The studio is hard at work on their sci-fi themed MMORPG, WildStar. For more information on Carbine Studios, please visit www.carbinestudios.com.

About NCSOFT West

NCSOFT® is the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®Blade & Soul®Lineage®Guild Wars® and WildStar® franchises. NCSOFT West is a division of NCSOFT that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.

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