Guild Wars 2 is not going back to biweekly updates: ‘When we’re shipping every two weeks, we just have to ship’
There’s no way that the Guild Wars 2 AMA on Reddit could possibly top the big bombshell about Colin Johanson’s departure that started the entire thread. Still, there was plenty of information for now-game director Mike O’Brien and the rest of the team to share with fans. You can, of course, read the whole thing in comment-by-comment format… or you can read the handy summary by Dulfy that compresses the most pertinent information into one place. And yes, updates are going to be spaced out more, as the title quote suggests. Says ArenaNet,
“When we’re shipping every two weeks, we just have to ship. But going forward it’s much more important for us to be proud of everything we ship, and for you to be proud of everything we ship, than to hit a specific cadence.”
Current plans are to launch a quarterly update in April for quality-of-life improvements, go live with the third raid wing in May or June, and then start up Living World season 3 from there. The developers are also hard at work on the game’s second expansion and further planning for the future, so the updates being developed have a destination in mind. There’s a lot to summarize about what’s moving forward, but it’s a useful glimpse at what the game will be offering fans over the next few months.