ArenaNet has reiterated it'll "for sure" have a closed beta of Guild Wars 2 by the end of the year at least.
"We're going to go into closed beta by the end of this year for sure," lead content designer Colin Johanson told Eurogamer at last week's Expo.
"We're in closed alpha right now. We're going to go into closed beta by the end of this year. Based on the outcome of the closed beta, that will determine our open beta schedule. Based on the outcome of the open beta, that's going to determine our release date.
"If we tear through the beta and everything's super positive then obviously it'll come out faster. And if we go into the beta process and we see things we want to change, then we have the luxury of having the time to be able to sit down and fix that stuff."
A French translation of a Korean report (Inception BMMMMPTH!) indicated that the MMO was due to be shown at Korean gaming show G-Star between November 10-13 "following the start of the Beta West."
NCSoft had promised earlier this year it would have a beta for the game, with a full release next year.
Get some videos of it in action from EGE here.