WildStar begins Chinese beta this August

As WildStar is preparing to make the grand transition to free-to-play in the west this summer, it’s simultaneously making in-roads into Asia with an upcoming Chinese launch.

The duties of handling WildStar’s China operations will go to Giant Interactive, which has previously handled titles such as Allods Online. Giant will oversee the closed beta test, with plans to begin in August. No date for a launch has been announced.

WildStar’s Chinese version will feature not only the new free-to-play business model but new facial options, panda accessories, and 22 additional pets. All of these are aimed specifically at the region’s demographics.

 

Source: MMO Culture. Thanks to Derek for the tip!
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AngeloooE
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AngeloooE

translated this game in Italian

PrinceMark
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PrinceMark

So when will WildStar become Free to Play? coz seriously its more like they are just pumping up the subscription saying “if you are subscribed from this date UNTIL wildstar becomes F2P you will get etc etc” but when will Free to Play really start?

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MorpayneRADIO

Just in defense of cafes, although I’ve never been to one overseas here in the states about 15 years ago they were somewhat popular. Very fun back then at least for me. After school it was THE go to spot filled with energy drinks, good friends and surprisingly, lots and lots of girls since it was in the middle of a shopping mall.
Good times the old cafes. Now we’re all locked up in our houses :(

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

Blizzard already hid behind some sorry excuse about not wanting to render the cigar for every outfit, and that’s why it was removed. No point in bringing it up really, they already lied.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
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sray155
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sray155

I think they can crap it down enough to make it run on the low end machines in their cafés, but it’s likely to run into the same problem that it has in the West: it’s more of the same in an over saturated market, that has no real distinguishing characteristic beyond its art style, and has nothing that you can’t get somewhere else.

cheesybites76
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cheesybites76

A Dad Supreme I think they do, they just don’t want to have to recruit 60 of their friends in an LFG channel to say it with them, lol.

cheesybites76
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cheesybites76

SoMuchMass True, although I am pretty sure that ANY game made by “dudebro” developers like the ones who made WildCrap is going to door poorly in ANY market, lol.

That being said, Asia tends to be a more group-centric market, so hey, maybe it’ll be easier to force those players to pre-make 20- or 40-or 80-man groups, or whatever this train wreck requires.

AvatarOP
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sray155 they don’t have the rigs to run it. it’s going to be niche. at most simlar to B&S (but i strongly doubt it).