Guild Wars 2 console edition still in 'preparation stage'

Though Guild Wars 2 is now lined up to launch on PC this year, it's still early days for the console edition. "Console edition?" you may ask. It's been mentioned a few times before but without no concrete details, but it is still in the works.

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Though ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 is now lined up to launch on PC this year, it's still early days for the console edition. "Console edition?" you may ask. It's been quietly mentioned a few times before with no concrete details, and that's apparently still the case, but work is continuing.

"When it comes to Guild Wars 2 as we have announced already, we are in the preparation stage... So once again, nothing has been finalized yet for me to make specific comments now," Guild Wars Insider caught publisher NCsoft saying in a conference call this week.

"Realistically speaking I don't think it would be likely that we will be launching the console version [and the PC version] together," Eurogamer noted NCsoft stating on the call. Well, obviously.

Calming fans shocked by the news, ArenaNet community manager Martin Kerstein responded on the Guild Wars 2 Guru forums, "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 (I think the official statement did not use the word kickass, in case someone wants to semantically dissect my post)."

ArenaNet plans to "aggressively ramp up" the scale of Guild Wars 2's beta testing events in March and April, ahead of its launch later this year.

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    February 17, 2012 10:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Guild Wars 2 console edition still in 'preparation stage'.

    Though Guild Wars 2 is now lined up to launch on PC this year, it's still early days for the console edition. "Console edition?" you may ask. It's been mentioned a few times before but without no concrete details, but it is still in the works.

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      February 17, 2012 10:12 AM

      Would be interesting to see this on next gen consoles too.

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      February 17, 2012 12:51 PM

      I look forward to playing - I hope a beta is in my future.

      Oh, I guess I should grind some more on the Hall stuff in 1

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      February 17, 2012 4:54 PM

      Console MMOs never strike me as a good idea. So many buttons for a gamepad and how do you communicate with others with no keyboard?

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        February 17, 2012 5:02 PM

        If i had to guess, it will be canceled, like just about all the others.

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        February 18, 2012 9:43 AM

        FFXI was on both the PS2 and 360, and I found it worked fine with a game pad on the 360 version. On both of them you could hook up a USB keyboard and use that to type just fine. Although FFXI was pretty slow paced for an MMO. I would still prefer a mouse and keyboard, but I don't find MMOs to be unplayable on a console if the menu system makes sense for it.

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      February 17, 2012 5:17 PM

      with what Tim Schafer was saying it costs to patch a console game... I don't see this ever happening.

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      February 18, 2012 8:40 AM

      I just hope they dedicate very few resources on the consoles until they are finished with the PC version. I don’t want them to distract or take any resources away from the PC team. I still hope they bring out console version and that it does well in the market, but until they finish the PC version they won’t have anything to port to consoles.

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