Believe it or not, but Guild of Wars 2 has been around for eight long years and ArenaNet will stop at nothing until the MMORPG is spread throughout the globe. For all these years, Guild Wars 2 has been available only through its own launcher. However, the game will officially be released on Steam later this year.
The full package will be available on Valve’s storefront, including the expansions Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire. Not only that but Guild War 2’s Living Word narrative adventure is included, as well. Unfortunately, those who have existing accounts won’t be able to use it on Steam and vice-versa.
On a brighter note, however, ArenaNet was able to confirm that the world for both the Steam version and the standalone launcher will be shared. This means new players will still be able to experience the existing game.
In a recent press release, Chauncey Gammage, the COO for NCSoft, states:
“Guild Wars 2 has endured for the better part of a decade because of its innovative gameplay, rich storytelling, and passionate fanbase. As the game’s incredible fantasy world prepares to grow once again with the End of Dragons expansion, we are excited to bring this universally acclaimed gaming experience to Steam users around the globe.”
Speaking of expansions, the first look at Guild Wars 2’s third expansion has been revealed. End of Dragons sends you off to an island shrouded in mystery, which has been silent for about 200 years. This expansion is scheduled to be released sometime in 2021 and you can watch the teaser below:
Last but not least, those who own the Path of Fire expansion will be able to unlock a new ability for their Skimmer mounts. This ability will enable the creature’s hidden potential of diving underwater.
Guild Wars 2 will be available on Steam around November, but you can add it to your wishlist today.