Guild Wars 2 Studio ArenaNet Hit With Layoffs, Projects Under Development Canceled

The 2019 Industry bloodletting continues. Leaks of a massive round of layoffs at ArenaNet were leaked on February 20th and were confirmed by NCSoft which owns ArenaNet, on February 21st. The layoffs are likely due to stalling revenue across NCSoft's PC lineup, and ArenaNet's inability to finish several projects which have been under development for a number of years. The [...]

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Guild Wars 2 Welcomes New Narrative Designer

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Wizards of the Coast Narrative Designer Michael Yichao announced via Twitter yesterday that he’ll be “hanging up” his wizard robes to take up a job with ArenaNet as a Narrative Designer for the studio’s award-winning MMORPG, Guild Wars 2. Some personal news: at the end of June, I'll be hanging up my Wizards robes to start as a narrative designer [...]

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Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2 is a free-to-play fantasy-themed MMORPG developed by ArenaNet and is the sequel to the first Guild Wars. The game features an expansive and dynamic world that changes based on the player’s actions. Publisher: NCSOFT Playerbase: High Type: F2P MMORPG (paid expansions) Release Date: August 28, 2012 PvP: Arenas / Large scale World vs World Pros: +Story driven [...]

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