A console version of MMO Guild Wars 2 is “in the preparation stage”, NCsoft has said.
Speaking in a financial conference call today, reported by Guild Wars Insider, NCsoft executives appeared to confirm – for the first time – a console version of the epic MMO. Yes, that’s right! we console gamers might be able to play Guild Wars 2!
In response to an analyst question about console versions of its games, NCsoft replied: “When it comes to Guild Wars 2 as we have announced already, we are in the preparation stage.”
Speaking to Eurogamer, a representative of NCSoft had this to say:
“Currently ArenaNet is focused on making GW2 the best PC MMO ever released.”
While a console version of Guild Wars 2 now seems certain, a launch alongside the PC version – due out some time this year – seems unlikely.
“Realistically speaking I don’t think it would be likely that we will be launching the console version [and the PC version] together,” an NCsoft executive said on the call.
The PC version’s release date will depend on the results of the large scale beta test, currently scheduled for some time in March or April, NCsoft said.