Guild Wars 2 Steam Launch Postponed

ArenaNet announces their plans to bring Guild Wars 2 to Steam are now on hold (thanks PCGamesN). They say launching their End of Dragons expansion and other content for the MMORPG is their highest priority, leaving the implication that the Steam launch would interfere with its completion:
At the end of summer, we gave you a first look at the next Guild Wars 2 expansion, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons. We have been overwhelmed by the response. Delivering this next chapter in the Guild Wars® universe is our highest priority.

With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to put the Guild Wars 2 Steam release on hold for the time being. Our number one priority right now is crafting Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons with the high quality you expect and deserve. Additionally, we’re full speed ahead on delivering an epic climax to The Icebrood Saga that lives up to (and we hope exceeds) previous Living World finales.

In the meantime, we’re looking forward to showing you the first trailer for The Icebrood Saga: Champions next Thursday, November 5.