With Guild Wars 2 coming on stream, we sat down with ArenaNet's Theo Nguyen to get updates on progress and, of course, what will happen to the original online game and its community. He made a promise:
"I would also be concerned that the original game would be closed down," he explains in a full and frank interview due this week.
"We do of course expect to see some migration from the original to its sequel, but we do expect to be a hardcore niche that will want to keep playing the original game. I can say that we are committed to keeping Guild Wars so long as there are still players playing on it."
Stay tuned for the full interview later this week.