A photo obtained by Kotaku at an American games retailer suggests the release date of upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2 has been set for June 28. As Kotaku points out, retailers do tend to use placeholders when they aren't sure of a release date - but on the other hand, the photo is of a physical advertisement being shown to customers, which could lead to probems down the line if it is incorrect. A statement from NCSoft says they haven't got an official release date and the game will be out when it's ready.
Interestingly enough from what I read, GW2 is labelled as either: the best game to ever be devised, created, beta tested and will be the only MMO worth playing upon it's release or; it is big on idea short on execution.
June 28th is only 5.5 weeks away or so, it's not a particularly long period of time. Maybe they want to get in ahead of MoP for WoW though as that seems to be heading for a US summer release.
Edit: a lot of release dates of late have been leaked by various sources so it wouldn't really surprise me if it was a real release date. *shrug*
Slazza wrote:I hope this isn't true, the game needs some serious work.
Short of my Elementalists HP pool being small as hell even after changing all my items around, the game played fine during the last beta weekend. Got to level 15, spent the rest of my time in world vs world vs world and structured PvP.
Other than some clear balance problems which is usually fixed in patches etc I'm not quite sure what game you were playing.
he most likely referred to the first 'open' beta weekend where overflow server was jammed pack full to the maximum (as you'd expect) and performance was significantly degraded in overflow server.
this was then improved during the recent stress test (i never got moved to overflow during stress test) but something went wrong it seems with some of the instance server as it was not up, since the instance was working silky smooth during weekend beta, presumably this was a temporary problem.
Other than that, not sure what else to work on... the game was practically more playable during beta than most MMO or even standard retail game. Hmmm i guess some of the balance still need tweak.