Guild Wars 2 has a release date

One new message appeared in my inbox this morning. A message from Arena Net. I thought they were simply informing their fans about the next Beta weekend. And although I was partially right, I was astonished to find out that Guild Wars 2 had a release date.

If you haven’t been following the development of Guild Wars 2, the game has been in development since 2007. The first few gameplay videos started rolling out in late 2010. Pre-purchase was available in April 2012. And today, June 28th, they announced that the game will be released in 8 weeks.

August 28th, 2012 is the official Guild Wars 2 release date. As a fan of the first Guild Wars game, I’m still in shock. It’s been a long 5 years waiting for a release date that seemingly would never change from it’s “TBA” status.

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