Thursday

Guild Wars 2 Launch Is Still At Least A Year Away

I hate being the bearer of bad news, but Guild Wars 2 is still at least a year away from launching.  After reading a post on Google + that it was coming out next month I decided to do some investigating.  I have no idea where this person came up with this information, but it couldn't be any farther from the truth.

It just wasn't making sense to me that there wasn't even an announced closed beta, or open beta.  It just doesn't sound like how MMORPG's prepare for launch. I thought maybe they had a very strict NDA that didn't even permit you to say you were testing.

There was only one way to find out the truth.  I listened to the whole Q3 Earnings call for NCSoft which was November 10, 2011.  I am still in shock the information they disclose on these calls.  It was very informative in all aspects of their gaming business.

It has been confirmed that closed beta will start by the end of this year.  The scary part is when he said hopefully Guild Wars 2 will be ready for launch by the end of next year.  He didn't sound completely confident that it would even make launch next year.

It is so hard to believe that the game is still that far away from launch.  You play it at PAX, and you find it so visually appealing you think it was coming out next week.

Can you wait another year for Guild Wars 2?  Did you think it was still that far from launch?  Feel free to comment, and join the interactive discussion on Google +.