With summer right around the corner, game developers are feeling the time crunch before vacation, polishing off the last of their major bugs and opening their beta doors. Student-gamers around the nation are trying to figure out what their summer addiction will be, and the MMO community has several contenders looking to answer that question. Adding its voice to the conversation is NCsoft and Carbine Studios' latest MMORPG, WildStar, which announced the official start of their closed beta period yesterday afternoon.
WildStar is an action-based sci-fi MMO with a flair for the dramatic and an over-the-top personality. The game's trailer implies that both PvE and PvP will be important to the development of the game, as well as the use of vehicles, and even player housing. Those looking for more information can check out their website .
In WildStar, the legendary planet Nexus has been found. As the opposed forces of the Exiles and Dominion rush to capture it and its secrets you must pick your side and join in the fight to unlock the planet's secrets.
Those interested in signing up for the beta can click here to sign up. In their announcement, Carbine said that they will not use beta weekends, which is the typical method of testing. Instead, the beta period will last for several straight weeks, allowing players to test the game content they're most interested in when the game goes live.
Carbine encourages players to register online, and mentioned that they would be accepting thousands of players over the next few weeks. Despite the fact that every game with a beta period accepts thousands of players over several weeks, Carbine seems genuinely interested in having players check out the game and helping test the content. WildStar itself looks to be a wild ride of a game with equal amounts of wackiness and adventure, and players of all interests will be sure to find a home among its broad array of possibilities.