Guild Wars 2 is heading to China, and players will get a chance to sample the closed beta from March 11.
It follows publisher NC Soft’s last round of financials, which suggested that Guild Wars 2 sales have started to level off.
Polygon reports that Guild Wars 2 will employ the same subscription-less payment model seen in the West, and Chinese beta sign-ups are now active here, courtesy of regional distributor KongZhong Corporation.
In a statement, Guild Wars 2 China’s operation general manager Atlantis Lai said, “Given the game’s high quality and beautiful design, compared with free-to-play and time-based pay-to-play games, this business model, where players purchase the game once and then play it for as long as they wish with no subscription fee, has the highest chance to appeal to the broadest base of players in China.
“As the most important and famous product in the 2014 China PC market, we believe Chinese players will also recognize Guild Wars 2 globally renowned quality.”
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