Guild Wars 2 increasing update schedule to every two weeks

Guild Wars 2 isn't slowing down their content updates. In fact, they're about to become more frequent, coming every two weeks.


NCSoft and ArenaNet have been steadily pumping out monthly events for Guild Wars 2. However, their output is about to double. The game's lead content designer, Mike Zadorjny, recently revealed that the MMO will soon offer major updates every two weeks.

"It's a marathon not a sprint and we've been getting better with each of our releases, in terms of how we budget, how we plan it out, how we manage personnel etc," Zadorjny said, in an interview with GamerZines. "Now we have four full 'Living World' teams that are building these content updates, so that we can stagger releases and make sure that people [developers] can decompress and get the quality time necessary to build a good design document before going back in and trying to implement it all over again."

ArenaNet has maintained a steady staff of about 300 developers since Guild Wars 2 launched back in August 2012. Zadorjny noted that the frequent updates are possible, greatly because of the game's gem store, which has proven to be a constant source of revenue. Between this increased production schedule and an expansion pack still in the works, it doesn't look like Guild Wars 2 will be slowing down any time soon.

Guild Wars 2's latest update, "Sky Pirates of Tyria," launched earlier this week.

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