For gamers, a lot of disappointing delays have come this year. ArenaNet added to that list by announcing the delay of Guild Wars 2 on Steam. The game was initially set to launch sometime in November 2020. Currently, it is put on hold to prioritize the development of the End of Dragons expansion.
Guild Wars 2 Steam Delay
“We have been overwhelmed by the response [to the Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons expansion]. Delivering this next chapter in the Guild Wars universe is our highest priority.
With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to put the Guild Wars 2 Steam release on hold for the time being. Our number one priority right now is crafting [End of Dragons] with the high quality you expect and deserve.”
They also added that they are working on delivering an “epic climax” to The Icebrood Saga and are looking forward to revealing the first trailer for The Icebrood Saga: Champions on November 5.
According to PC Gamer, the Steam release of Guild Wars 2 will not be compatible with existing accounts. Unfortunately, this means that long-time players will not be able to transfer their established account data to the Steam version.
MMO Games on Steam
In addition to Guild Wars 2, a couple of other big MMOs have also been released on Steam. Star Wars: The Old Republic made the transition earlier this year, while Runescape made their jump quite recently. Phantasy Star Online 2, a title that was Japan-exclusive for a while, was released on Steam this year as well.
With cross-platform games becoming more common, it will be interesting to see where MMO gaming on PC will go as we transition into the next generation of consoles.
What other MMOs would you like to see on Steam? How do you feel about the Guild Wars 2 Steam delay? Let us know in the comments below!