On August 25, 2012, Guild Wars 2 was released for the PC. Now, 8 years after its release, the MMORPG is announcing its appearance on Steam. However, this will drag on for a few more months.
When will GW2 be released on Steam? Guild Wars 2 now has an official page on Steam. It says that the MMORPG should appear in November 2020. The date is still a long way in the future, but still ensures a good mood among the fans.
They have been calling for a Steam release for years and hope that Guild Wars 2 will get more attention, earn money, and be developed for a long time.
Since the base game is already Free2Play, the entry should be very easy for many new users. If you want to use all of the content of Guild Wars 2, you just have to buy the Path of Fire expansion with real money. The rest can theoretically be earned with in-game currency.
Is a Late Release on Steam Worth It?
Even though Guild Wars 2 hits Steam so many years after its actual release, it could still be worth it for the MMORPG.
This was also shown by the late release of SWTOR, which only appeared on Steam on July 21st. There, it reached a peak of 34,210 simultaneous players at the start. Some of them may have created a fresh account.
But many other MMORPGs appeared there later and are still very popular. This is especially true for Black Desert, Final Fantasy XIV, and The Elder Scrolls Online, which are among the best MMOs on Steam.
There is a good chance that Guild Wars 2 could join them too.
Steam Release as a Sign of A Major Update?
In Reddit, however, many players are wondering why Guild Wars 2 won’t appear on Steam until November. Some are hoping for a big update that could happen during this period.
The Icebrood saga has been on a summer break since the end of the current episode, Jormag’s Awakening. A new fractal is slated for release in September and the next episode won’t be released until October, possibly in November.
It is possible that the new episode and the Steam release could coincide.
What won’t happen in November is the release of the upcoming expansion 3. It will probably take the players to Cantha.