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access_time April 15, 2015 at 12:51 AM in News by othersiders

Wildstar Pulled from Retailer Shelves Ahead of Its F2P Transition


According to an EB games employee, the retailer started taking Wildstar off shelves without any notice a few weeks ago. This decision comes in preparation for the MMO’s transition to a free-to-play model, where micro-transactions rule the place.

Wildstar already has in place a system to bypass the monthly subscription by paying with in-game currency, similar to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft Token.

While there’s nothing set in stone, it sure looks like Wildstar will be a F2P game anytime soon. But don’t get your hopes up until the official announcement comes in. Many MMO games benefited from the F2P model, and actually gained a lot more revenue than using the traditional subscription.

Source: Game On


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