WildStar’s business model has finally been revealed it’s buy-to-play, with hybrid monthly subscription. The standard box (physical or digital copy) will cost $59.99 (€44.99 / £34.99) and will include 30 days of free game time and three week-long passes for friends to try the game. You will be able to purchase WildStar both digitally and physically at all major retailors.
After buying the game Carbine offers you two options for your game time:
- Monthly subscription
Subscription Cost Per Month $ Cost Per Month € Cost Per Month £ 1 Month 14.99 12.99 8.99 3 Months 13.99 11.99 8.49 6 Months 12.99 10.99 7.99 12 Months 10.99 9.99 6.99
This model can be marked as Free-to-Play. After buying the game you can use your first month of gameplay to earn gold while playing WildStar. When the next month comes around, instead of paying the monthly subscription fee, you can use gold earned in-game to purchase C.R.E.D.D. and extend your subscription by 30 days.
C.R.E.D.D. is an in-game item that, when consumed, extends an account’s subscription by 30 days. It stands for Certificate of Research, Exploration, Destruction and Development. C.R.E.D.D. can be bought from other players in-game via the Commodities Exchange (CX) for earned in-game money. Alternately, you can purchase C.R.E.D.D. online at WildStar-Online.com.
The cost of C.R.E.D.D will be $19.99 (€16.99 / £11.99) on WildStar website, but it will fluctuate based on the current player to player trade rate on your realm’s Commodities Exchange (CX). Once any character on your account has the item, you activate the C.R.E.D.D. in-game from your character inventory.
More information about C.R.E.D.D. can be found here