“Our number one priority right now is crafting Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons with the high quality you expect and deserve.”
ArenaNet has confirmed its MMO Guild Wars 2’s release on Steam has been indefinitely delayed.
ArenaNet first revealed Guild Wars 2 would be making its way to Steam back in August. Originally scheduled for release in November, the plan was to release alongside its Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire expansions.
Now, however, the Steam release has been “put on hold for the time being”, with no revised release window detailed.
“At the end of summer, we gave you a first look at the next Guild Wars 2 expansion, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons,” the team said in an update on the official website (thanks, PCGN). “We have been overwhelmed by the response. Delivering this next chapter in the Guild Wars universe is our highest priority.
“With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to put the Guild Wars 2 Steam release on hold for the time being,” it added. “Our number one priority right now is crafting Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons with the high quality you expect and deserve. Additionally, we’re full speed ahead on delivering an epic climax to The Icebrood Saga that lives up to (and we hope exceeds) previous Living World finales.”
The statement closed on stating that the first trailer for The Icebrood Saga: Champions would be available on Thursday, 5th November.
The Steam port was just one of several initiatives ArenaNet has announced to mark Guild Wars 2’s eighth birthday, with others including a new unlockable ability for Path of Fire’s Skimmer mounts, enabling players to dive them underwater. The big reveal, however, came in the form of a new teaser trailer for Guild Wars 2’s third expansion, End of Dragons, which is currently scheduled to launch next year.