A post to the
(thanks The Unofficial
) from ArenaNet community relations manager Gaile Gray
follows-up on reports that Guild Wars, ArenaNet's upcoming MMORPG is delayed
). Here's the statement, which indicates this situation is
not as cut-and-dried as all that:
We don't have a whole lot of info on
this. The financial report is constructed a long way from the development team,
and you will note it's a "could be" and not a "officially announced as" in the
report. I do want to say that all release windows are constructed on a "when
it's ready" basis. You guys know that!
Will it be released in early 2005? Could be. Will it be released in 2004? Yes,
could be! I am afraid I cannot say -- honestly do not know -- when Guild Wars
will be released. But I can say it will be released when it's as good as we can
make it. And as the astute members of this forum point out (and thank you for
that!) it's far more important to release a polished, complete and truly
wonderful game than to mark some arbitrary date on a calendar and release
something less than great.
If and when we have more finite information, I will be sure to let you know. In
the meantime, please know that NCsoft won't set the date, nor will they "hold
up" our release. NCsoft is solidly behind this project and will support the dev
team and the management here who will determine the best possible release date
for Guild Wars.