Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has proudly revealed that the free-to-play MMO has now surpassed an eye-watering 7 million player account creations. Speaking in a statement on the game’s official website, Miko O’Brien, co-founder and president of ArenaNet said the following regarding the game’s continued success:
This has been a memorable year for ArenaNet and our Guild Wars 2 player community. We energised our fans in January with the announcement of Heart of Thorns as the first expansion to Guild Wars 2, and we’ve seen steady growth in our player base ever since.
Our community is widely recognised as one of the best and friendliest in MMOs – many of our veteran players organised in starter zones to welcome new players the weekend we made the core Guild Wars 2 game free. We’re eager to see how our fast growing community continues to flourish, and we hope they’re eager to embrace where their Guild Wars 2 journey takes them next in Heart of Thorns.
Guild Wars 2 is just one of many massively multiplayer role-playing games to have ditched the traditional subscription model in favor of being completely free-to-play. Micro-transactions are available, but don’t give players in-game advantages over those who chose not to buy them.
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