NCsoft and ArenaNet announced that signups for the next closed beta test for Guild Wars 2 reached one-million signups in just over 48 hours. This impressive response from the gaming community, recording more than 4,000 signups a minute during peak periods, is testament to players’ demand for something new. The innovative RPG and online world design philosophies of Guild Wars 2 are proving to be just what they want.
It is no surprise that the most anticipated game launching this year, an accolade awarded to Guild Wars 2 from top gaming outlets from around the world, attracted players wanting to experience the game from 224 countries spanning all seven continents.
Mike O’Brien, president of ArenaNet and executive producer of Guild Wars 2 said:
“We built Guild Wars 2 with the notion to bring players together to experience what a true online world experience should be, and we couldn’t be more excited with the reception we’re receiving from gamers wanting to get in and play our game.”
Guild Wars 2’s next closed beta test is scheduled for late-March and will provide players with an opportunity to experience its deep RPG game elements, epic World vs. World battles and inviting social gameplay while helping the team load test the servers.