PAX Prime 2013 Exclusive: Guilds Wars 2 – Near-term Future & That Missing Mobile App (Video)

Posted by on September 9, 2013 - No Comments »

Guild Wars 2 has been doing pretty well for itself. Any title on any platform that can command 3.5 sales is considered a success in the industry. As Game Director Colin Johanson told iTZKooPA, the subscriptionless MMORPG from ArenaNet is pushing past that as it continues to be the fastest selling western MMORPG.

But NCSoft and ArenaNet aren’t content with having that modifier for the fastest selling MMORPG. As such, the title is shortly heading to China. Johanson explained to Lore Hound at PAX Prime 2013 that the company will not change the game design for the new audience. According to their market research, the eastern audience isn’t all that different from the western audience. In addition, the company will attempt to release the some content worldwide instead of having a perceived A audience and B audience.

Most of you reading this probably don’t care what happens in China as long as it doesn’t impact your gameplay. And that’s perfectly acceptable. We were sure to ask a few questions pertaining to everyone, such as whatever happened to the luxurious iPad application that was shown off pre-launch? That and more in the interview beyond the cut.

And don’t forget the videos from last week of the behind-closed-doors demo session featuring WvW, PvP and Living World details.