Ever since the rumors began that WildStar was about to flip the switch on a new free-to-play business model, I’ve been pondering whether I’ll give it another try. Now that we know for sure the conversion is happening this fall, that decision will soon be upon us all.
A lot of disgruntled subbers take this position: If the game wasn’t worth buying before, why would it be worth your time now that even the studio doesn’t think it’s worth charging for? To me, it comes down to a balance of time and money. Before, just checking out the game cost both. Soon, it won’t.
Will I like what it’s become and stick around? That’s another story. But I would like to see whether those cool cupcakes at Carbine can pull off the sharp course-correction needed to turn the gameplay into something that flies in 2015.
Howsabout you? Will you play WildStar once it’s free-to-play?