Guild Wars 2 continues to be a trendsetter in the world of MMOs. Not only did ArenaNet make the game work using a “pay once, play forever” model, it also committed to rolling out new content on a regular basis that affects both the story and game world in very dramatic ways.
It’s called the Living World, and it’s almost like blending the episodic format of a television show with the interactive medium of video games. Thus it even is organized in seasons, and Season 2 of the Living World kicks off on July 1.
To get Guild Wars 2 players properly psyched up for new Living World goodness, ArenaNet released the teaser video you can see below. Here’s how the company set the stage for what you’ll see:
In this teaser, you’ll see that the Zephyrites have been met with trouble and there are rumors of a disturbance in the tangled western reaches of Brisban Wildlands. When players log in on July 1, they will work together with their fellow GW2 counterparts as well as Marjory, Kasmeer, Rox, Braham and Taimi to discover what is going on. In addition, when you log in to experience the start of Living World Season 2, you can unlock the story content permanently in your Journal to play in the future.
We’ll have more here on Gamesided when Season 2 launches next week, including a lengthy interview with some of the game’s developers conducted at E3. Until then, this should whet your appetite until you dive back into Tyria.