The Guild Wars 2 beta phase is still currently underway, which, if you are a real, hardcore Guild Wars 2 fan, should make you cry out in frustration. Ahhhhhh! After all, if you are anything like me, you desperately want to play this game that has been such a long time in the making. However, the team behind the creation and the development of this sweet sequel to Guild Wars has other ideas. Unfortunately, the beta stage is still underway, though the slightly good news is that the game is moving closer and closer to final completion.
Now, it is almost like I can hear how you are groaning loudly and clearly when it comes to the release date news concerning Guild Wars 2. If you have not heard already, here is the news surrounding Guild Wars 2’s release date: It will be out sometime this year, in 2012. I know that is not good enough because we fans want to have specifics! C’mon developer ArenaNet. Let us have a specific day and month in 2012. This may only be cold comfort, but at least it will be out later this year…for sure.
As I mentioned above, though, the Guild Wars 2 beta phase is still going on right now as I write this. I have this news straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, and that would be none other than Mike O’Brien, whom you already probably know is the president and one of the founders of ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2’s developer. He posted a blog entry back in January 2012, and it mentioned then that the 1st closed beta test of Guild Wars 2 had just concluded. While this may sound like the game is going to be nearer to a definitive release date, what it actually means is that ArenaNet is still going to do additional beta testing…just larger and more expansive ones, according to O’Brien. For example, in February 2012, the developer invited the press to actually take part in the beta testing, and the company has future plans in March and April 2012 to enlarge the magnitude of the beta testing so that more players can participate.
However, even though the current Guild Wars 2 beta phase means we will have to wait longer to play this game, it is not that much of a bad thing. As you may know, a beta phase just means that the developer has a small number of people testing out its hot, new game, primarily to ensure that it is flawless and running smoothly when it is sold to the public. So if this means that, when I get my hands on this game, it will not have any glitches or bugs in it that will disrupt my enjoyment of it, I am all for doing the Guild Wars 2 beta phase as long as it takes!
Since we do not have an official day and month of the 2012 release date, I am going to go ahead and pre-order Guild Wars 2. I want to advise you to do exactly the same, as too many people may purchase this game when it comes out due to the overwhelming popularity of this series. If you do feel like going ahead and pre-ordering this game now!
What else can I say about this game? It is still in its Guild Wars 2 beta phase, and I am super-excited to get to play it when it finally comes out. Sadly for me and all the other Guild Wars series fans, the release date is still going to be later in 2012.