Teased in 2007 and finally revealed earlier this year, Guild Wars 2 still has a long road ahead of it, with NCsoft revealing that the game won't be out until sometime in 2011.
We've been following Guild Wars 2 since the first stirrings back in 2007, through the scrapped beta and onwards to this year's big reveal. According to NCsoft West CEO Jaeho Lee, speaking recently during a post-earnings report conference call, we'll be following it for quite a long time coming.
"I believe there will be a certain public event in the year 2010, so at this point it could be at least a closed beta test for [Guild Wars 2 and Korea-oriented martial-arms MMOG Blade & Soul]," he said. "The commercialization will be expected at this point probably sometime in the year 2011."
The dates coincide with a story from earlier this year suggesting a 2010-2011 release for the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the company's free MMO.
That's quite a long time to wait, but it beats getting no Guild Wars 2 at all, right?
Guild Wars 2 due in 2011 [GameSpot]