No expansions for Guild Wars 2 are currently being created, though ArenaNet hasn’t ruled out the possibility in future.
Speaking to IGN, game director Colin Johanson explained that the company was currently focused on improving the live experience of the game and didn’t want to be distracted.
Expansions are definitely something that weâ€™ll potentially look at in the future. We donâ€™t have a timetable on it.
“Expansions are definitely something that weâ€™ll potentially look at in the future,” he explained. “We donâ€™t have a timetable on it. Weâ€™re open to it, but I think our major focus as a studio is making the living world concept as strong as possibly can for the players that weâ€™ve got.”
The original Guild Wars spawned three expansions packs, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that ArenaNet may be planning to investigate a similar route with Guild Wars 2, just not right now.
But what about the possibility of another entry in the MMO franchise? Could we one day see Guild Wars 3?
According to Johanson, it’s unlikely. He explained, “We want to be able to have teams that are literally developing new, innovative features that change the way that you play our game and grow that experience so it literally feels like you donâ€™t leave Guild Wars 2; Guild Wars 2 becomes Guild Wars 2.5 or Guild Wars 3 and it continues to grow.”
For the full interview with Colin Johanson where he talks about future plans for Guild Wars 2, the state of the MMO genre and what the team have learned since launch, check back to IGN later this week.