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Sandbox or themepark? It’s a never-ending debate around these parts of the internet. Carbine Studios knows both sides of the argument all too well, and it shows. Which side of the argument does WildStar fall on, though? If today’s WildStar Wednesday dev diary is to be believed, the game straddles the fence between the two.

WildStar’s Executive Producer Jeremy Gaffney points out that “developer-directed game play isn’t always at odds with the player-directed experience” and notes that sometimes leaning too heavily in either direction can be detrimental to the overall gameplay. As such, the developers are attempting to hit the sweet spot between sandbox and themepark gameplay. If you’re interested in finding out how they plan to do that, head on over to the dev diary at WildStar’s official site.