Carbine Lays Off Staff, Cancels WildStar's China Plans

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UPDATE: According to a source at Carbine speaking to Polygon, employees were told that they should expect additional layoffs and that they "only have a couple months left before Wildstar 'coasts into the sunset.'"

It's not a good day in MMO-land. As if losing EverQuest Next wasn't bad enough news, Carbine Studios has laid off an unspecified number of employees and canceled its plans to port WildStar to China.

In a statement on the WildStar forums, Community Director Omeed Dariani uttered the dreaded "reorganization" word and said that the layoffs were

"directly tied to WildStar’s evolution from a product in development to a live title, to the cancellation of work to bring WildStar to China, and to the overall performance of WildStar since launch in 2014."

Despite an improved sales quarter at the end of 2015, it seems that WildStar wasn't quite doing well enough to keep its entire house intact. Our best wishes go out to those affected by these changes.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (6)

Jambock 6 years ago
A shame, 1st time i heard of wildstar (years ago) i loved the art style and liked the overhaul idea... Until i play one of the betas... The game died that day to me... :/ It's not really a surprise to hear that it isn't going well even in the F2P market, the game have terrible flaws... But the worst Sin of Wildstar is that it make B&S take years to come to west. I know i know, B&S isn't the better game in the world, but is far better than Wildstar.

IDGAF 6 years ago
And i was rigth shitty game will die soon. F2P is dead!!!!

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Deathloche 6 years ago
Next up the "Wildstar is Canceled"
That will really suck because I'm a subscriber. Then I will have to wonder what shitty compensation that will give me. Probably nothing.

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Ravors 6 years ago
Carbine has absolutely no clue what gamer want... How many actual gamers do they have on their team? These directors are so focused on money they will never get any because they continually deprive quality gameplay..... nothing about quality graphics... its the gameplay that matters.... FFS look at stardew valley... fucking 16 bit mmos rack in more cash because they are in tune with what the community wants.


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