ArenaNet has announced a beat version of its streaming client for Guild Wars 2 will be released alongside its upcoming update.
How it works is explained in the latest blog post, but in short, it gets players into the game faster, much the same way the streaming client works in World of Warcraft.
“Our goal with streaming content is to get new and veteran players alike playing the game faster by reducing the up-front download size when you first download the game or when a patch is released,” said the developer.
“This beta feature will only be available to players on North American and European servers; we will be extending the streaming client beta to China at a later date.”
ArenaNet says once the client is “providing the right experience to players” it will turn it on as a default option for all players.