Carbine Studios loads WildStar

NCsoft pulls back curtain on new sci-fi MMORPG from Fallout lead designer Tim Cain, Turbine cofounder Jeremy Gaffney.

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It has been almost four years since NCsoft offered first word on its newest massively multiplayer online game-creating outfit, Carbine Studios. The studio's project has largely been under wraps since then, but that changed today. As part of Gamescom 2011, NCsoft offered the first look at Carbine Studios' new project, confirming that the sci-fi MMO role-playing game is titled WildStar.

WildStar beta sign-ups have begun.

WildStar's premise has players colonizing a mysterious planet on the outer reaches of the known universe. Players will be able to assume the role of an explorer, soldier, scientist, or settler as they traverse the planet. They'll also be able to differentiate themselves from one another by selecting a race, faction, and path.

Carbine Studios boasted high-profile talent upon its formation in 2007. These notables included Tim Cain, who served as lead designer on the original Fallout, as well as Turbine cofounder Jeremy Gaffney.

NCsoft did not reveal a launch date or platforms for WildStar, but the publisher is soliciting beta-test participants for the PC edition through the game's official website. More than just announcing WildStar, NCsoft also brought a playable demo of the MMORPG to Gamescom 2011. Check back later for GameSpot's impressions of the game.

Discussion

11 comments
desauce
desauce

The trailer was great. Signed up for beta, hope I get in. Going to keep an eye on this one.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

Unfortunately, SWTOR will completely swamp this.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Looks like Warcraft, probably plays like Phantasy Star. Intriguing.

smoman5000
smoman5000

Sounds interesting, will sign up for beta and keep an eye on this game.

gix47
gix47

i was just thinking the other day how few MMO's we have and by god NCsoft bring's(another) a MMO..finally i can sit back and feel better about the MMO market.....

dre256x
dre256x

@ megaman13 Not really, if anything this will launch maybe Q2 next year, that's enough time for people to either love or hate ToR, then move on..

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I second (or hundredth) the support for settler type MMORPG. The trailer is funny. I hope the game is more than just a typical fighter-mage-thief or tank-dps-support based RPG with superficially interesting class names slapped on. Way to go mentioning the beta, Tom, I am going to check it out.

Barighm
Barighm

I enjoy settler-based MMO's that allow the players to build the towns and outposts in the world, but it's still "yet another MMORPG". Seriously, devs, we just don't have time to play all MMO's.

megaman13
megaman13

With TOR comming out soon, NCsoft is going to have a hard time getting this off the ground. With the production value of a Blizzard title and Bioware's know how, it will most likely own the sci-fi market for the next several years. Still, good luck to them.

Akagen
Akagen

Reminds me of Treasure Planet a bit, most definitely something to keep an eye on

dre256x
dre256x

Wow i like the art style... Phantasy Star Online looks..