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NCSoft announces Wildstar

NCSoft announces Wildstar

NCSoft has announced a new MMO, Wildstar, at GamesCom 2011.

NCSoft has announced a new MMO at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne, revealing the much-teased project as an MMO called Wildstar.

Developed by Carbine Studios and using a cartoony aesthetic, Wildstar has just four character classes for players to choose from, each based around a playing archetype.

The four classes, which are pretty self-explanatory, are Soldier, Scientist, Explorer and Settler.

Set in the far future on a mysterious planet, Wildstar looks set to target a more casual end of the market than competitors such as World of Warcraft are appealing to.

'WildStar and Guild Wars 2 showcase the innovation coming from NCsoft’s development studios, paving the way for the next generation of videogames and setting a high bar for the entertainment industry to follow,' said NCSoft's Matt Turetzky.

'We are focused on delighting players by delivering fun, immersive experiences that rival traditional forms of entertainment through personal expression, best-in-class gameplay mechanics, and social engagement.'

Interested? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Check our GamesCom 2011 news hub for all the information from Cologne this year.

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FelixTech 18th August 2011, 21:46 Quote
Dennis keeping you late???

I guess the real question is whether it will be free to play or not. All the casual MMOs are doing it :P
Glix 18th August 2011, 22:03 Quote
Too many new MMO's coming out.
CardJoe 18th August 2011, 22:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by FelixTech
Dennis keeping you late???

I've been out in Germany since the start of the show, reporting as fast as I can. I've had about 12 hours sleep. Since Monday.
Paradigm Shifter 19th August 2011, 11:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Glix
Too many new MMO's coming out.

Mm. Most of them will die in the first few months. It's always been that way. They're fighting against established juggernauts of games in WoW, EVE, Everquest etc... unless they get it 100% right from the beginning, they seem to fold pretty fast.

I must admit, I'm curious about Guildwars 2. And this is coming from someone who has been avoiding MMOs since they first appeared.
jrs77 19th August 2011, 11:36 Quote
This is actually one of the more interesting ones due to it's setting and art-style imho. And if they transfer the humor seen in the trailer over to the game this might actually be fun.

The gameplay I've seen so far isn't anything new, but then you've got to ask yourself, what else can you do instead of third person or first person with or without tab-targeting, activating skills etc.
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