When NCsoft announced it was closing Carbine and sunsetting WildStar, it didn’t include one key detail: when that sunset will occur. In fact, it so panicked us that MJ raced into the game for a stream, not knowing whether it might be her last.
But then Carbine – or what’s left of it – kept turning on and promoting events in the game, making people think maybe we’ve got a bit more time left than we originally assumed. That turns out to indeed be the case.
In response to a player who inquired about Shade’s Eve and Winterfest – the Halloween and Christmas events specifically – Community Manager Sunshine suggests that both will occur this year. “I assure you that both events will be available and we’ll let you know those dates soon,” Sunshine writes.
Players are taking this to mean the game will stay up at least through the end of the year, although it’s also possible NCsoft means to run them back to back next week. The former seems a bit more likely, however, unless you think NCsoft is being intentionally cruel, and we don’t. Still, can anyone else think of another MMORPG that announced a hard sunset but didn’t announce dates? Might be a good idea to get what you need to get done sooner rather than later regardless.
Hey #WildStar folks, I know not everyone haunts the forums like I do, so a head's up: we will have at least until the end of the year to enjoy the game still. So be sure to do so! I know I certainly have a lot of things left I want to accomplish and enjoy, and I'm sure you do too pic.twitter.com/h7TEO3zs27
— Meyoline (@Meyoline) September 21, 2018