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Guild Wars Insider has the scoop on the confirmation of a Guild Wars 2 console version at some point after the game's PC client goes live. The source is an NCsoft earnings call, during which a couple of console-specific statements are made.

The call also mentions beta testing for the upcoming fantasy game. "In March and April there will be large-scale testing for GW2; depending on results of testing a finalized commercialization schedule will be determined. [The] console version will be launched separately from [the] PC [version] at a later date," the fan site reports.

NCsoft also says it will be considering "seasonality factors" when determining "final commercialization" for both Guild Wars 2 and Blade & Soul. Head to Guild Wars Insider for more, including audio of the call.

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/02/15/guild-wars-2-console-version-confirmed/

Consoles have seriously killed the PC, its taken all of our games.

Diablo 3 and now GW2, if those sell more on consoles expect to see lead console MMO games coming out in the future.

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WOrst thing ever for pc bakers
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Why do people get annoyed by this kind of thing, does it detract from the game at all?
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oh well i'll pwn those console noobs with my mouse.
    
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So? I don't see this as a bad thing, especially since it's coming AFTER the PC client is released. Meaning consoles are the afterthought, NOT PCs. I know a couple of friends that would play this. Since they don't have gaming PCs.
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This is amazing news. This could mean more players. Y U NO HAPPY U NOBS?
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WOrst thing ever for pc bakers

MMORPG's just aren't the same on consoles imo, but let the masses have it.

A larger player base, no matter the setting, is a positive. Let alone ArenaNet is deeply rooted in the PC community, they're loved by the current GuildWars 1 player base and they actually know that. This isn't EA or Activision were talking about, this is a relatively smallish studio that actually cares. GuildWars 1 to date still gets updates, constant community communication with the ArenaNet staff via Twitter, forums [GuildWarsGuru, Guildwars.com etc) even in game. Most companies can't exactly match that in the slightest.

The only real problem with them making it for consoles? The immature PC user backlash. That only hurts us PC gamers more by showing other gamers / gaming community how childish we can be. We should be acting like the mature base we are.
    
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post #8 of 23
they've always had a small team looking into a console version. they're not even actively working on it on a significant scale, all their focus is on the PC and taking full advantage of it. expect a console port to the next xbox in two or three years, if it's not canceled all together.
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I'm sorry but a console version will NOT support 1500 people in WvWvW like the pc version will. thumb.gif
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As long as they don't hold back on the PC version due to this it's not something to complain about IMO. I mean, they spent around 7 years making this, I think? They need to make as much money off of it as possible, so I can't say I'm totally shocked at seeing this.
 
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