ArenaNet, in an interview with Eurogamer, have stated that Guild Wars 2 is going to be the pinnacle of the MMO genre. Lead Content Designer, the modest Colin Johanson, was quoted as saying:
“The message we’re sending is people are sick and tired of traditional MMOs. They’ve been playing the same game for 10 or 15 years, chasing a big carrot on a stick trying to level up.
Your character has no personality, you don’t have a story, the world feels dead and for the most part there’s no incentive to interact with the hundreds of other people playing the game. We’re trying to change all of that.
We’ve kept the best elements of Guild Wars 1 and then taken all of the other elements and tried to make the best thing anyone has ever made before,” he added. “We want to make the MMO that players thought MMOs were actually going to be.”
There is no release date as of yet but with the publicity machine going into overdrive you can expect it to be out in the public domain sooner rather than later.