To celebrate eight years since its release, ArenaNet has annocuned that Guild Wars 2 is coming to Steam and teased a new expansion.
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The immensely popular MMO is set to hit the Steam platform in November, bringing its two expansions Heart Of Thorns and Path Of Fire alongside it to purchase. All Living World content will also be coming, including The Icebrood Saga.
However, players won’t be able to bring over their existing accounts to the Steam platform and instead will have to start their progress from the beginning. Although servers will still be shared with players who use ArenaNet’s launcher to play the game.
Joining the world of Tyria is a new expansion called End Of Dragons and is expected to launch sometime in 2021. In this add-on, players will journey to Cantha, a mysterious island that has been neither seen or heard of for 200 years. Little is known about the upcoming expansion outside of a new teaser trailer, which you can watch below:
In a press release, Chauncey Gammage, chief operating officer for developer NCSOFT West, spoke about the the latest expansion. “As the game’s incredible fantasy world prepares to grow once again with the End Of Dragons expansion, we are excited to bring this universally acclaimed gaming experience to Steam users around the globe,” he said.
Finally, to celebrate the news, current Guild Wars 2 players who own Path Of Fire expansion will be eligible to unlock a new ability for their Skimmer mount. For those who don’t own the expansion, starting today Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire standard and deluxe editions will be sold with at a 50 percent discount until September 4.
In related MMO news, Blizzard Entertainment has recently announced a World Of Warcraft animated series known as Afterlives. The show is set to be based upon the upcoming Shadowlands expansion and a full premiere is expected during tomorrow’s (August 27) Gamescom 2020’s Opening Ceremony.