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