Guild Wars 2 Delayed to 2010-11

BOOM widget 76618 The sequel to ArenaNet's popular MMO Guild Wars won't launch until 2010 at the earliest, according to an NCsoft earnings release obtained by VE3D.

According to the document, Guild Wars 2 is now slated for a 2010 or 2011 release. The MMO sequel was announced in March of 2007, and was originally expected to enter beta testing in 2008.

NCSoft's newest MMO, Aion: Tower of Eternity, has also been pushed back to a fourth quarter release in the United States. The NCsoft Seoul-developed title was released in Korea last November.

While NCsoft's 2008 revenue of $248.6 million represents a 5% year-over-year increase, the company's profits plummeted 40% to $20 million due to the late release of Aion.