Cologne — NcSoft, a leading publisher of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, staked its claim to the future of online gaming with some of the most innovative entertainment properties at gamescom , the world’s largest tradeshow for interactive games and entertainment. NCsoft revealed one of the best kept secrets for the show, WildStar, its latest MMO, with a polished three-act playable build on the day of the announcement, unheard of in the video game industry.
The company also showcased a new playable build from the highly anticipated Guild Wars 2 featuring several new races, professions and Player vs. Player combat. Attendees at gamescom can experience the magic on the show floor in the NCsoft booth (A11/B10, Hall 9.1).
“WildStar showcases the innovation coming from NCsoft’s development studios, paving the way for the next generation of videogames and setting a high bar for the entertainment industry to follow,” said Matt Turetzky, executive vice-president of publishing for NCsoft West. “We are focused on delighting players by delivering fun, immersive experiences that rival traditional forms of entertainment through personal expression, best-in-class gameplay mechanics, and social engagement.”
Developed by NCsoft’s Southern California-based Carbine Studios, WildStar offers epic high adventure, where players make their mark as Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists or Settlers and lay claim to a mysterious planet on the edge of known space. WildStar’s iconic visual style and “Momentum Mechanics” immerse players in a deep world stacked with content, challenges and rewards that respond to the play style choices of individual players. Depending on a combination of faction, race, class and path, WildStar will present gamers with unending surprises, mini-quests and challenges, ensuring that their experiences are fun and fresh.