WildStar the upcoming sci-fi MMO developed by NCsoft’s Southern California-based Carbine Studios will be launching at some point in 2013 according to the game’s Executive Producer Jeremy Gaffney.
“We’ve always been focused on launching WildStar when it’s ready, but we think that time’s approaching fast. And so today, I’m very freakin’ excited to share with you that our schedules are pointing towards WildStar hitting “It’s Ready” this year: 2013. We meant it when we said that this was going to be The Year of WildStar, and that begins right now” wrote Jeremy Gaffney on the WildStar blog.
Carbine Studios also pulled the curtain back on some additional details about the game; starting with the Exile faction, the Explorer and Soldier paths and a brand new zone.
The Exile Faction: Comprised of a loose group of cast-offs and mercenaries (best described by a human member of the Exiles in this introductory video), the Exiles were forced from their home planets and banded together out of necessity. They were the first to settle Nexus.
Deradune: A new zone full of savage wildlife, both native and introduced. It’s the starting zone for a new race that we’ll be talking more about next week.
The Soldier Path: Designed to cater to players who prefer combat gameplay. Soldiers are given special path-specific quests and actions that provide a varied combat experience, as outlined in the in this Choose Your Path video
The Explorer Path: The choice for map completionists and in-game orienteers. The Explorer Path is all about getting to that high peak and areas others can’t reach. The particulars of the Explorer are explained in this Choose Your Path video
No others details been revealed for the time being apart from the fact that WildStar takes place on the planet Nexus, a mysterious world vacated by the ancient Elden but left rich with treasures and technologies to discover and acquire.