For those who maybe weren’t watching every second of Guild Wars 2’s Twitch channel during ArenaNet’s Extra Life charity stream on Friday – like, say, you were watching BlizzCon – you maybe missed out on a little announcement that was slipped in during the broadcasts. Specifically, the launch date for the game’s next Living World episode.shared on Twitter by @that_shaman and since confirmed by us, the team at ArenaNet announced that Episode 1: Whisper in the Dark is arriving on Tuesday, November 19th. Details are scant on just what this episode is all about, but as you can see in the clip, it promises that “the Boneskinner is coming.”
In other Guild Wars 2 news, a job posting discovered by a Redditor for a senior gameplay programmer appears to hint at the possibility of a console version of the MMO or some other sort of console release from the studio; at the bottom of the posting under “Education/Experience,” one of the things ArenaNet is looking for is someone who has “previously shipped on a console.” Of course, this is pure speculation and is also likely something that won’t happen years down the line, especially given that we know at least one console game was canceled ahead of this year’s mass layoffs, but it does make one curious.
As for the Episode 1 tease, we’ve embedded the video where it was made below, set to play at the moment of the announcement.