Guild Wars 2 Launching 8-28-2012
It has taken five years of development, but the day is finally near – the highly anticipated Guild Wars 2 will officially open its servers to the masses on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Everyone who pre-purchases the game gets a three-day headstart. If you're curious whether your system can handle it, you can check out the system specifications here, along with the Collector's Edition details. Like the original game, Guild Wars 2 is subscription-free, requiring simply a one-time purchase of the game. However, unlike the first game, Guild Wars 2 is a true MMO, featuring a persistent world where you can come across hundreds of other players. The last beta weekend before launch will be July 20-22. No mention whether that will be an open beta or require a closed beta key, which can be acquired via pre-purchasing.