There’s a new and ominous trailer for Wildstar that moves away from previous technical details and goes into a more cinematic setting for the massively multiplayer online (MMO) game. It does, however, reference a similar gameplay mechanism that will allow players to create their own adventures.
In the PC roleplaying game (RPG), you’ll meet with an electronic avatar that calls themselves the Caretaker. This person guards a virtual space, where players can test their skills through a series of adventures, simulated by the appliance.
This should discover any lingering weaknesses in character builds and punish those with flaws. It sounds like the classic “challenge” game modes, but altered a tiny bit to fit the story.
Adventurers will be put through a series of different climates and environments in Wildstar, from lush fields to rocky mountains. With each quest will come a series of choices. Depending on that decision, things may turn out great or have disastrous consequence.
No matter what the choice, the following path will branch off into another unique objective, based on previously taken paths. It’s a build-your-own-adventure, but without the whole text fixation.
This is only one of the many things where Wildstar will allow its community to play around with settings. In previous news, the MMO also detailed an extensive customization design, where pretty much all aspects of its game can be altered.
Wildstar is currently still in Beta. It’s being developed by Carbine Studios, which houses people whose work can be seen in titles like the MMO Everquest, World of Warcraft and so on.
Guild Wars publisher NCsoft will be handling the distribution of the online RPG.