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[PCG] Guild Wars 2 beta coming “in the second half of this year,” 2012 release likely

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NCSoft chief financial officer Jaeho Lee has announced that “Guild Wars 2 will go into beta testing stage in the second half of this year,” confirming a statement that appeared in the FAQ section of the Guild Wars 2 a couple of months ago. Lee also dropped heavy hints that Guild Wars 2 is heading for a 2012 release.

Eurogamer picked up the comments in a recent investors conference call, in which Lee said that “starting from year 2012, we believe substantial growth will be driven by new blockbuster titles like [Blade & Soul] and Guild Wars 2,” suggesting that the game will come out next year.
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WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! So stoked now!!

Not liking that release timing...but gotta take what we can get lol.
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As said multiple times from ArenaNet staff, closed alpha and beta testing will be later this year [nearing October and such].

Open beta will be later.

As for a 2012 release... hell yeah
    
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Would be nice if the game released on the 7th birthday of the first GW

As for the beta, I'd like to be hopeful but anet has said that they will be keeping the beta closed (for starters at least) and accessible only by anet employees and close relatives (and yes they stated that they wont marry or adopt any fans so don't try it guys). Hope for an open one later down the road, even if it's only to test their servers.
 
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Would be nice if the game released on the 7th birthday of the first GW

As for the beta, I'd like to be hopeful but anet has said that they will be keeping the beta closed (for starters at least) and accessible only by anet employees and close relatives (and yes they stated that they wont marry or adopt any fans so don't try it guys). Hope for an open one later down the road, even if it's only to test their servers.
Closed beta is confirmed friends and family only.

Open beta is also confirmed to be a test/preview of the game and will be held very close to launch.

I wish I had quotes to prove these statements, but I've been following this game for months now and these are generally accepted as facts with the community. I'm sure there are dev posts to back them up somewhere, I just don't have them off hand.
    
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*looks thru family tree hoping somewhere down the line I'm related to someone at Anet*
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PLEASE NOW !

One of the most anticipated MMOS in my life. Expect TERA, this should be almost "free"...


May i ask if there is a chance, that OCN clan could be revived ? I didnt get answer in case of neither BF3 or MW3.. I though the OCN elite could play ESL ^^
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*looks thru family tree hoping somewhere down the line I'm related to someone at Anet*
Haha, I know right?


I would be very VERY surprised if there weren't some leaked footage somewhere during the closed beta. If not footage, at least screenshots. It always happens.

But I'm sure that by the time PAX West hits in august, the final class (probably Mesmer) will be revealed, and hopefully more core gameplay mechanics + PvP info will be known. I'm willing to bet what we see at PAX West will most likely be close to the finished product, with some fine tuning to come from the betas. It would be cool to see some widespread footage of some WvW/5v5 matches there.

2012 cannot come soon enough.
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I hope the release it late 2012, cause when I get my hands on it my social life will end.
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Looking forward to this game. Although, I cannot help thinking it will be too dumbed down and will appeal to ten year old's and not serious gamer's.
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