Take this with a grain of salt; an alleged Carbine Studio employee (God_of_EDM) went over to Reddit to say that Wildstar is going free-to-play in August 2015 (tentatively). He added that the game will go down the Freemium route and won’t be pay-to-win, with a hybrid model similar to many other MMORPGs. Wildstar should also appear on Steam by the end of 2015 or January 2016 (“before the China launch that’s for sure.”), and Carbine is also trying to get it installed on Steamboxes.
Now, this is just coming from an anonymous source, so it’s not clear if it’s legitimate. However, the user shares a lot of interesting information and seems to have a good knowledge of Wildstar and Carbine Studio, so we’ll leave it up to each one of you to think about it. Even if it turns out to be a fake leak, something is likely to happen with Wildstar, considering the latest events.