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The original Guild Wars received three expansions to further extend the life of the MMO in the preceding years. So it comes as a surprise to fans that despite almost a year passing since the release of Guild Wars 2, no plans for an expansion were disclosed. Those fans might be in for some disappointment as developer ArenaNet today confirmed that no expansions are on the cards at present.
“Expansions are definitely something that we’ll potentially look at in the future.” game director Colin Johanson said in an interview with IGN. “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.”
When asked about the possibility of a third entry in the franchise, Johanson said that the team would like to refine the experience of Guild Wars 2 to the best they can to keep the fan base engaged as long as possible.
“We want to be able to have teams that are literally developing new, innovative features that change the way that you play our game and grow that experience so it literally feels like you don’t leave Guild Wars 2; Guild Wars 2 becomes Guild Wars 2.5 or Guild Wars 3 and it continues to grow,”
Despite being a PC exclusive, Guild Wars 2 has sold over 3 Million copies and set a new benchmark for MMOs to follow. With the number of subscriptions still on the rise fans will clamor for a sequel someday or the other, and we’re sure ArenaNet will deliver.