This morning it was announced via social media that WildStar will be going free-to-play.
My opinion on this is it’s about time! I think the subscription models for MMOs is becoming outdated and a lot of people are more hesitant for shelling out that kind of money, especially for a game that’s new and people don’t know a whole lot about. I think if your game is good enough, you can survive as a free-to-play game and get people to pay for other things.
I first saw WildStar at PAX East a couple years ago and I was intrigued. I love MMOs. They manage to engulf my life when I start playing. What would an MMO be without that?! 😉 I decided to jump in and bought the game while there. Hey, why not? I was caught up in the craze of PAX.
I played it a bit here and there and it was okay, but it was hard to justify paying a subscription for it. Now that that’s finally being taken away, I may just jump back in again.
The Free-to-Play won’t be available until the fall, but you can sign up for the beta here.
What do you think? Will you play? What do you think of the subscription model for MMOs?
Source: WildStar’s Facebook