After the successful reveal of the Mesmer profession, raising the anticipation level for the Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet chose to answer few of the questions posed by the Reddit fans in an IAmA session.
Interestingly, the first question asked by the fans was about Guild Wars 2 beta and dev surprised everyone when they revealed that the planned beta phase starts ‘This Friday’.
We will officially enter Closed Beta Testing this Friday. It will be marked with an increase in our pool of testers. To clarify, this phase of testing is still under NDA and is not open to the public.
Based on the feedback we get from our current Closed Beta Testing, we will determine the next phases of our beta program in which we will open beta access to more people.
When asked about the release date, ArenaNet confirmed that Guild Wars 2 is still on track for the release and that would hopefully be sometime in 2012.
You can read the full Q & A session here.