Third Guild Wars this year

Jeff Strain reiterates dev plan.

Jeff Strain, co-founder of Guild Wars developer ArenaNet, has reiterated what he told us in a recent interview - that new Guild Wars titles will very likely be released twice yearly from now on.

"I would not be surprised to see something by the end of the year," he said, speaking on VGM Daily's podcast. "Obviously we're so early in development we're not committing to any kind of release schedules, but if we're going to be on a two-a-year schedule and we're shipping one in April, that kind of helps you set the time frame for the next release."

Strain also said that the third title - i.e. the follow-up to Guild Wars: Factions, which is due out on April 28th - is well into development and the fourth is in planning. That also tallies with what Strain said when we sat down recently; that "each of these new campaigns has an entire year of development, from a full development team, and they're released on staggered six month cycles."

"Campaign III has been in development since about November of last year," he told us at the time. It's expected to be shown off behind closed doors at E3, where Factions will also be playable.

We'll bring you more on Guild Wars when we have it.

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