Yes, it’s real the MMO tons have being waiting for will be launching on August 28th this year which is sooner than I was expecting. The announcement was made over ArenaNet’s official blow by President Mike O’Brien; since the company has had success with their recent tests it gave them the okay to give us a release date.
On the topic of the release date Mike O’Brien said “This is an incredibly momentous day for the studio and for me personally. This journey began in 2007 when we first announced that we were beginning work on Guild Wars 2 and that you wouldn’t be hearing from us for a while. Then in 2010 we unveiled our manifesto for Guild Wars 2: a living breathing online world that challenges convention, that’s designed for fun instead of grind, and that brings social interaction to a new level in an online world. Through all the long hours and hard decisions, we were bolstered by the knowledge that we were not in this alone. All along you’ve been there for us, cheering us on, supporting us when we needed it, testing early versions of the game, and above all, giving us your honest feedback every step of the way. Guild Wars 2 is a better game for all of the work that our community has put in.”
Mike has said that in the next two months before the game launches the team will work hard on polishing, optimising and balancing the game to make sure that it’ll launch smoothly and that the fans will be pleased with all their hard work.
Mike ended everything with “These are exciting times; we’re on the cusp of a new era in online roleplaying games, and we’re glad you’re on this journey with us. We’ll see you in-game.”
I can’t wait for this game; I’ve wanted to play a good MMO for a long time. I bought Star Wars: The Old Republic when it released and I have to say that the game was amazing loved the story and the combat was pretty fun but when you reached end game there wasn’t much left to do and I got bored. With Guild Wars 2 I have a feeling that the game is going to be one of the best MMO’s ever made and I hope that my expectations will be exceeded when it launches.
If you’re someone who loves MMO’s then this game is worth a try, if you’re not much of a big fan of MMO’s I still recommend you to buy the game and give it try.