Carbine Studios has announced that its upcoming sci-fi MMO WildStar is slated for release in 2013.
To celebrate this announcement, we are pulling the curtain back on some additional details about the game; starting with the Exile faction, the Explorer and Soldier paths and a brand new zone. What’s more, executive producer Jeremy Gaffney has posted a ‘state of the game’ update to the WildStar blog, which discusses the team’s unique approach both to levelling and end-game content.
WildStar takes place on the planet Nexus, a mysterious world vacated by the ancient Elden but left rich with treasures and technologies to discover and acquire.
Below are some new videos detailing the game and its world, and a couple of the classes to be played.
- The Exile Faction: Comprised of a loose group of cast-offs and mercenaries (best described by a human member of the Exiles in this introductory video), the Exiles were forced from their home planets and banded together out of necessity. They were the first to settle Nexus.
- Deradune: A new zone full of savage wildlife, both native and introduced. It’s the starting zone for a new race that we’ll be talking more about next week.
- The Soldier Path: Designed to cater to players who prefer combat gameplay. Soldiers are given special path-specific quests and actions that provide a varied combat experience, as outlined in the in this Choose Your Path video
- The Explorer Path: The choice for map completionists and in-game orienteers. The Explorer Path is all about getting to that high peak and areas others can’t reach. The particulars of the Explorer are explained in this Choose Your Path video.
There are two factions involved – the Exiles and the Dominion, good guys and bad guys respectively. Three races have been revealed: the brutish Grenok melee warrior; the dual- wielding Human Spell Slinger; and the Aurin Esper, a magic caster with a nature affinity.
Beyond the race selection, players can choose from four paths, each with their own unique gameplay responsibilities and user interface. These are the Explorer, the Scientist, the soldier, and the Settler.