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Old 02-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Guild Wars 2 Coming to Consoles


During a recent conference call, NCSoft revealed that Guild Wars 2 will be coming to consoles.

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ArenaNet Responds To Console Talk on NCSoft Conference Call:
Martin of ArenaNet chimed in over at Guru with the following response:

I think “stay calm, don’t panic” will become my new mantra.

We stated multiple times in public that we have a small team working on a console version, but that we are fully dedicated to make the most kickass game for PC"

Update: Direct quote on Guild Wars 2 beta time frame and the possibility of the console port launching at the same time as the PC version. They will be holding large beta tests in March and April. The results from those two months will determine the next step. And no, it is not probable that the console version will launch at the same time.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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Wow, wasn't expecting that. Not sure how big their market is on console but good for them, the more the merrier.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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This was heavily rumored for a while. The faster paced fighting system seems almost made for play with a controller. As long as the quality on the PC version stays high, I don't have a problem seeing it on console as well.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #4
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Considering how long Guild Wars 2 has been in development, will this ever come out? Or is this the reason why the game keeps slipping its release date?
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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This means that finally "click to run" is likely a thing of the past for GW. Wouldn't work on a console version.
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Cool...hopefully MS and sony welcome the GW2 as consoles need more genres other than over abundance of FPS.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #7
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Cool...hopefully MS and sony welcome the GW2 as consoles need more genres other than over abundance of FPS.
Yeah considering that consoles dont have the likes of Skyrim, Batman Arkham City, Fallout, Mass Effect, Kingdoms of Amalur, Forza/Gran Turismo, GTA...

Oh wait they do.

I will agree that they dont have any MMO's which is true. I would welcome a free MMO like GW to invade the consoles, because it just adds that much more to do.

Curious how this is going to work. Is this the first step of console/PC together?
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #8
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I notice that you just like to argue over anything. Are you trying to take johan's place? If you think the ratio of games on consoles is not high on the FPS genre, then there is no help for you...

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Yeah considering that consoles dont have the likes of Skyrim, Batman Arkham City, Fallout, Mass Effect, Kingdoms of Amalur, Forza/Gran Turismo, GTA...

Oh wait they do.

I will agree that they dont have any MMO's which is true. I would welcome a free MMO like GW to invade the consoles, because it just adds that much more to do.

Curious how this is going to work. Is this the first step of console/PC together?
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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Considering how long Guild Wars 2 has been in development, will this ever come out? Or is this the reason why the game keeps slipping its release date?
I imagine it keeps slipping because they are trying to make it awesome.

And I didnt think it was in development that long. Five years is a lengthy time but not really for a massive open world fantasy. Skyrim was roughly that long, as was Old Republic, etc etc. It is probably taking them longer then they hoped, but Guild Wars was extremely well recieved and had a good reputation, and I doubt they want to ruin that in anyway.
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I notice that you just like to argue over anything. Are you trying to take johan's place? If you think the ratio of games on consoles is not high on the FPS genre, then there is no help for you...
Apparently sarcasm escapes you good sir.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:33 AM   #11
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Sadly, my propensity to buy games and never finish them, I'll take both the PC and Xbox versions of GW2. Maybe I can rope one of my kids into playing along with me.
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Hooray!! Now I will finally bother to play it! Instead of buying multiple editions of Guild Wars 1 on the PC and never bothering to play them.
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