When NCsoft announced earlier this month that WildStar would be sunsetting, most MMO players were upset, but not surprised, except about one little detail: NCsoft hadn’t actually said when it would sunset. That led to plenty of speculation and even hope that the game would last through the year, especially once the company said it would deliver some of its winter holiday events.
But now it’s official: NCsoft has picked November 28th for the closure. In fact, today’s update was its very last.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to something, especially something that has meant so much for so many—but the WildStar game service will close on November 28, 2018,” the company says, noting that purchases made since July 1st will be refunded, while WildStar CREDD currency still unused will be converted into NCoin for use in (some) of NCsoft’s other western titles.
Today’s update bumps everyone up to Signature status, boosts drops and resource gains, maxes faction grinds, buffs omnibit drops, and allows cash-shop items to be purchaseable with omnibits. As for those promised events, expect the Residential Renovation even to begin on October 12, then Halloween starting on the 19th, then Winterfest beginning on November 9th, and the final zPrix Invitational from November 24th. The studio is planning something for the last day too:
“Join us in-game for the final few hours as we have some fun. More details to come!”
It is with great sadness that we say farewell as WildStar signs off for good on November 28. We’ve just released an update that turns off purchases, and turns on in-game events and bonuses. More info: https://t.co/xUyIVs7nJS pic.twitter.com/SzJbTpJ9Yv
— WildStar (@WildStar) September 26, 2018