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  • Blog Post: Layoffs Hit Wildstar Developer Carbine Studios

    Carbine Studios, the developer behind NCSoft’s Windstar MMO, has suffered a number of layoffs. The publisher confirmed the news to Game Informer this afternoon. NCSoft says that the move reorganizes in the wake of canceling the MMO for the Chinese market. This also reflects the transition of Wildstar... More
  • Blog Post: Wildstar Free-To-Play Reboot Dated For September 29

    Carbine’s Wildstar is changing its approach in just a few weeks. The MMO genre is a tough one right now, and NCSoft is giving the sci-fi entry a new lease on life as a free-to-play game. Beginning on September 29, Wildstar will relaunch as a free-to-play game. Along with the change in business... More
  • Blog Post: NCSoft Lays Off Staff Across Western Operations

    NCSoft, publisher of Wildstar , Guild Wars, and Lineage, has announced significant restructuring in its Western operations. The staff cuts exclude Guild wars developer ArenaNet. According to NCSoft, this restructuring is in service of a new strategy. Polygon reports that the most significant impact was... More
  • Blog Post: What Happens When Your Beta Testers Don't Keep Quiet? Carbine Has An Answer

    Beta tests draw a great deal of excitement, even in an era where they are more accessible to the average gamer. Of course, casting a wider net means that developers have to trust more players to honor their commitments. If one or more carefully selected game testers decide to break their non-disclosure... More
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