Guild Wars 2 Alpha, Beta Confirmed For This Year

You may get your hands on Guild Wars 2 in a matter of months. Arena Net will be conducting closed testing on the game this year.

"We will be conducting small closed alpha and beta tests in 2011," says the updated GW2 FAQ (via Guild Wars 2 Guru). "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."

Don't be fooled by any e-mails in broken English telling you you've been invited to the beta/alpha, though. Arena Net has yet to start sending out invites. In fact, they don't even have a sign-up form live yet.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.