When will there be a beta?
We will be conducting small closed alpha and beta tests in 2011. The feedback from these tests will determine when we will do public beta tests and ship the game. Guild Wars 2 is a very large and ambitious game, and Guild Wars players rightfully have very high expectations. We want players to be absolutely blown away by the game the first time they experience it.
Commence forum explosion!
Hold on guys, Martin says different.
Before you all get a heart attack:
We updated the FAQs on Wednesday already, to reflect what was said in the earnings call.
Basically, nothing has changed, we will still release when we are ready.
Sorry for being the party pooper.
So, testing soon I suppose, but for the moment, they're only going to release the game when it is ready *TM*
To re-emphasize: the existence of friends and family closed alpha and closed beta this year has changed nothing about the release date. The release date continues to be: when the game is ready.
There is no application process for the closed alpha or closed beta. We have noticed an increase in scam sites that purport to take your contact information in exchange for closed alpha or closed beta access. Please avoid these! Again, we are not taking applications.
Edited by Naut, 11 February 2011 - 09:48 PM.