Guild Wars 2 beta this year

Ever since it was known that Guild Wars 2 was being made, fans of the first game have been eager to get their hands on it. Fortunately for us, ArenaNet has made plans to put Guild Wars 2 in closed beta sometime during the second half of this year. The news was passed along during an NCSoft conference call, as well as some hints about a possible 2012 release.

NCSoft’s CFO Jaeho Lee was on the call to relay the exciting news: “Starting from year 2012, we believe substantial growth will be driven by new blockbuster titles like [Blade & Soul] and Guild Wars 2. Also, Guild Wars 2 will go into beta testing stage in the second half of this year.”

Guild Wars 2 has been long in the making, but as more information creeps out and as we approach closer to the eventual beta, excitement for the MMO is starting to bubble over. Hopefully the successor to the hit game will be as good as advertised and well worth the wait.