Update: WildStar pre-orders are officially official now. That is to say that if you've place a preorder prior to today, they're unofficially unofficial and you shoud probably call in to make sure they fix that. After all, there are beta weekends coming round -- including this upcoming weekend. Preorder responsibly, please.
WildStar is launching June 3, which means that Carbine Studios has about three months to get their stuff together and launch a game. Wasting no time at all now that the announcement is out there, pre-order information for the subscription-based MMORPG is here. Starting March 19 gamers will be able to preorder WildStar for $59.99 or the Digital Deluxe Edition for $74.99.
In WildStar's case, however, pre-ordering is something almost all potential players is going to want to do. Most of the bonuses typically included in a Digital Delux Edition are encluded as bonuses for preorders. It sounds like WildStar really needs folk to put their money where their mouth is ASAP. Show them what they get for preordering, list of bulleted points:
- Early game access beginning Tuesday, May 31 (three days prior to the game’s official launch).
- An exclusive Rocket House
- A mini-ship housing decoration, which grants players additional rest experience points.
- A 10-slot storage bag to increase character inventory
- The opportunity to reserve character and guild names prior to launch
Wow, list of bulleted points, does the kitchen sink come with that too? Ha. Ha. Ha.
In all seriousness, early game access, beta access, the ability to reserve character names and some cool junk too are all everything most MMO players love to get when they're buying an MMO early. These are typically things MMO love to charge more money for, like in a Digital Deluxe Edition, but WildStar chose to go the pre-order route. Interesting choice if you ask me. A choice I will gladly take advantage of!
For more information on what's included in the WildStar Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions, check out the official June 3 launch announcement. Again, pre-orders for the subscription-based MMO open up on March 19 (next week) and the full game will launch on PC starting June 3.