During this past weekend’s PAX East, ArenaNet held a question and answer session with the press. The subject of future content releases came up quite a bit, understandably, and we found out a few interesting bits of information:
- While we won’t be seeing a Guild Wars 2 expansion in the near future, we may see new skills, new traits, and new maps to explore. These are all possible content additions that may be within future major patch updates.
- Overall, the ArenaNet team is beginning to shift over to a content release schedule that focuses on getting content updates out there as they are developed, not as they are planned for the long term. This is part of the reason why the team has been a little hesitant to announce update details months in advance.
- Most of the new content will focus on endgame and the higher levels.
- The next few months should add additional content for WvWers to enjoy.
- ArenaNet is fully anticipating that WvW players will immediately feel that the new WvW progression system being added this coming week will take too long to complete. This is intentional. The team would rather have a progression system that feels a little slow and then possibly adjust it at a later date than have a system that players race through far too quickly.
- The story of Orr isn’t over yet!
- Custom PvP arenas and spectator mode are both coming in the near future.
- Town clothing will eventually be expanded a bit and will allow players to don it at any time as long as they are out of combat.
- In general, ArenaNet will continue to make content that appeals to all players. Smaller guilds will see improvements to guild missions for this reason. Dungeons will also continue to receive improvements for the same reason.
Head on over to Massively’s PAX writeup for more details!