Guild Wars 2 may one day produce expansions like its popular precursor, but ArenaNet has no concrete plans right now.
“Expansions are definitely something that we’ll potentially look at in the future. We don’t have a timetable on it,” game director Colin Johanson told IGN.
“We’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 we’ve got.”
ArenaNet recently debuted a Living Story system which presents time limited events which permanently change the world around the player, which sounds like a less dramatic form of expansion, although it means players who miss out on events will never know the whole story.
Johanson also spoke a little on the subject of a potential sequel one day, noting that we may not see another major launch so much as a gradual transition.
“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 don’t leave Guild Wars 2; Guild Wars 2 becomes Guild Wars 2.5 or Guild Wars 3 and it continues to grow,” he said.