[SPECULATION] Will Guild Wars 2 release date be June 28th?

Posted: May 16, 2012 by BloodEagle in Gaming
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There is a story floating around over at Kotaku [source] stating that a poster was photographed at Fry’s in Texas showing the release date for Guild Wars 2 being June 28th, and that the Collector’s Edition pre-order is available until May 30th. It is known throughout the industry that many retailers use placeholder dates (Gamestop shows its release date as being June 26th) in order to show something on their books for games that will be released. The difference here though is that having an easily changed number in a computer costs much less that having physical posters created and distributed.

When ArenaNet was reached for comment, they stated the following: “We have not released an official launch date within 2012 as feedback from our closed and open marketing betas will help us determine an exact release date. We will release Guild Wars 2 when it is ready.”

So for those of you who have had the chance to play the beta, do you think it is ready for a June 28th release? Also, do you believe that a company would go through the trouble of printing out posters if they did not know?



  1. Downing says:

    It very well may have been a test proof for the release just using a filler as u said. Print shops will often do physical test runs, sometimes hundereds at a time to get it just right.

  2. I think the game can be ready for that date – however that’s only with regards to what I’ve already seen. I have no idea how finished/unfinished the stuff that isn’t in the beta-is, nor do I know how much content is supposed to be in the game.

  3. gameshoes says:

    I doubt that GW2 will be released in June. But if I’m wrong then I guess I would be happy.

  4. BloodEagle says:

    I will say that there is a major part of me that hopes like Hell it is released on June 28th, because I cannot wait to play it for more than just a weekend. At the same time, I also hope they continue working on it, and do not release it until it is ready, or until the few things that do need to be fixed can be fixed within the first 2 weeks of release.

    All I know for certain is that playing any other game right now feels boring.

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