I have some Guild Wars 2 release date news for you right now, but for those of you who want to play this game sooner rather than later, said news is not all that good, unfortunately. First of all, though, you can rest easy that this game will be out this year in 2012; this was confirmed not too long ago. Back in January of 2012, the president and the co-founder of ArenaNet, which you may know better as the developer of Guild Wars 2, stated that it would be coming out later this year. So you have at least that to be thankful for! However, though, the bad news is that, at the time of this writing, anyway, the exact day and the exact month of the release of Guild Wars 2 is not known.
Even though the unspecific Guild Wars 2 release date could mean that this game is released near the end of the year or in the summer, I want you to know why this game still does not have a specified release date. At the moment, Guild Wars 2 is currently undergoing its beta phase. You probably know what a beta phase of game development is, but just in case you somehow do not, let me briefly get into it here. The beta phase is when the developer, ArenaNet in this case, has a small number of select few people try out its game to make sure that all bugs and glitches are discovered. In essence, this is to make sure that, when the game is released to the general public, it does not contain any of those bugs and glitches because that could hurt sales by angering fans.
According to a blog entry that was posted by none other than Mike O’Brien back in January of 2012, ArenaNet is moving toward holding bigger and bigger beta events with more and more testers. This is all done in order to slowly but surely move toward the eventual Guild Wars 2 release date later in the year. You may recognize the name of Mike O’Brien if you have played Guild Wars; he is of course both the president as well as one of the co-founders of the developer, ArenaNet.
I know that you are sick of waiting, and I am, too. However, I thought of something to make sure that, at least, I will be guaranteed to be playing Guild Wars 2 when it does come out. I am talking about pre-ordering the game, something which I have already done at Amazon. The online retailer has a special webpage devoted to pre-orders of Guild Wars 2, so if you are a little bit anxious about the Guild Wars 2 release date, you can pre-order it! Click HERE! I do suggest that you go ahead and pre-order Guild Wars 2, if you do not want to be left out in the cold when it does come out.
So there you have it: While it is total drag that Guild Wars 2 does not have a proper release date, at least the Guild Wars 2 release date will be slated for 2012. I know that is little to no consolation at all for those of you who have been dying for Guild Wars 2 to finally be released! However, if you pre-order this highly anticipated game, you can at least be sure that you will be playing it as soon as it gets released. As the game goes through further levels of beta testing development, we can at least be sure that it will have no bugs when it is released.