Carbine Studios, the developer of the MMO WildStar and founded by former Blizzard employees, is shutting down. The game is also coming to an end.
Studio owner NCSoft confirmed the closure in a statement to Kotaku."Today, we are closing Carbine Studios and will begin the process of winding WildStar down to ultimately shutter the game," the company said.
Refunds will be available for in-game purchases. Additionally, NCSoft said it's "in the process of identifying the teams that will be doing the work to bring WildStar to a close."
"These decisions are very difficult to make and we are in the midst of shifting as many of our teammates as possible into other roles within the organisation," NCSoft said.
Source : Gamespot and Kotaku
I played this game when it got out, and came back a few months ago, and to be honest this is everything but a surprise. Servers were quite empty, and apparently, no real new content since the game went F2P. While the game had some very interesting things (gameplay differences between classes, omnipresent humor, captivating lore,...), they forgot about endgame and veteran players, and in my opinion, because of that they failed to create a sturdy core of users, and fatally also failed to bring new players.