Congratulations to ArenaNet and their flagship title Guild Wars 2 on their 10-year anniversary! Yes, it has been 10 years to the day since Guild Wars 2 has launched, and the group has quite a bit to look again on and have fun. With 3 main expansions and dozens of episodes of their residing story that constructed the respiration world gamers participate in in the present day, ArenaNet has created among the best MMORPGs of the last decade.
Guild Wars 2 initially launched August 28th, 2012. Despite its age, the sport has held up fairly nicely, because it developed with new continents, new traversal strategies, the addition of mounts, and rather more. The group launched a bevy of stats final week, depicting some insane participant achievements which included the defeat of Zhaitan, which has occurred greater than 1.8 million occasions, and the staggering variety of dynamic occasions that gamers have accomplished, which they be aware is greater than 3.6 billion occasions over the past 10 years.
The group additionally touts the achievement of releasing their 3 main expansions, and 35 residing world releases. Recently, ArenNet launched a Steam model of Guild Wars 2. While most gamers at the moment desirous about enjoying the sport are utilizing their direct launcher, Steam did see almost 10 thousand gamers flock to the Steam consumer. While the sport isn’t averaging exceptionally excessive on Steam for peak energetic gamers, it makes up for it by the overwhelmingly optimistic assessment response from people who have opted to make use of the Steam consumer. With greater than an 80% optimistic ranking, it’s clear the love for Guild Wars 2 stays warranted even in spite of everything these years. Comparatively, the sport nonetheless sits at a 90% critic assessment alongside an 8.0 person assessment rating on Metacritic.
The newest growth, End of Dragons has additionally been a crucial success, with our personal Robin Baird signaling that it’s the most effective growth thus far. The End of Dragons growth returns gamers to Cantha, as they advance to the top of an extended dragon-centric saga that started 10 years in the past. What’s subsequent for Guild Wars 2 now that the period of dragons is coming to an in depth? Back in March, the Guild Wars 2 group spoke to that time at size.
“We’re happy to confirm that there will be a fourth expansion for Guild Wars 2! We mean it when we say we’re focused on the long-term. This is a very early confirmation (the earliest we’ve ever done this, in fact), so don’t expect news anytime soon. Expansions take a very long time to develop. Plus, there’s plenty of cool things to look forward to between now and then.”
-The Guild Wars 2 Team, Studio Update
There was additionally a report earlier this yr that ArenaNet is engaged on a new recreation constructed with Unreal Engine 5. The recreation is at the moment unannounced. Could or not it’s the following recreation within the Guild Wars 2 franchise? Only time will inform. Either approach, we want the group at ArenaNet a really completely satisfied anniversary.