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No Guild Wars 2 Expansion Currently Planned

By on Mar 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm, in Buzz, GW2  |  Comments: 2 comments


In a recent interview with IGN, Game Director Colin Johanson explained that ArenaNet isn’t currently working on an expansion for Guild Wars 2, but may consider one in the future. Here is the exact quote:

“Expansions are definitely something that we’ll potentially look at in the future,” he explained. “We don’t have a timetable on it. We’re open to it, but I think our major focus as a studio is making the living world concept as strong as possibly can for the players that we’ve got.”

This doesn’t rule out future expansions, of course, but for the now it seems that ArenaNet is merely looking to bolster the current state of Guild Wars 2 and add to our overall experience and enjoyment of the game as it stands. Later on in the interview he also admitted that the team doesn’t ever really want to consider making another sequel. Check out the full IGN article for more information.

What do you think about this news? Does no expansion around the corner mean we’ll have to more to do in-game, or less?

Laura Hardgrave

Laura Hardgrave

Laura is the Editor-in-Chief for Junkies Nation. When she's not writing long editorials or fighting apostrophe errors, she enjoys exploring multiple MMORPGs, getting inspiration for more long editorials, distracting big snarly things for her friends, and writing LGBT science fiction/fantasy.
  • azdave

    ArenaNet doesn’t need to add expansions in order to retain players … they just need to add depth to the existing game and fix the various flaws it has. Nobody asks for an expansion board for chess and nobody asks for a third basket in the middle of a basketball court, but people keep playing those games forever because they were well crafted and have lots of depth. The trouble is, ArenaNet (like many game vendors) seems to be more focused on progression than depth because it takes so much less cleverness and effort to define and implement.

    • Laura Hardgrave

      I agree. That’s why I’m really curious to see what this whole Living Story thing will bring about. It doesn’t necessarily take a whole new expansion to create new stories, new adventures, and new things to enjoy, but it does take a little creativity to make those adventures and new things more than simple gear climbs.