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Mac beta now available to Guild Wars 2 owners

by: Travis -
More On: Guild Wars 2
NCsoft and ArenaNet in collaboration with TransGaming, creators of the software Cider, have unveiled a surprising announcement that current owners of Guild Wars 2 can now test the game on Mac. Still in the early stages of optimization, the Mac beta of Guild Wars 2 is connected to the live servers allowing that gamers on both platforms to adventure with one another. Current owners can visit the Guild Wars 2 announcement management website to download the beta client for Mac. As well, future updates will be released simultaneously for each of the platforms.

Guild Wars 2 is available now for Windows PC, with the Mac retail release date pending until further testing is completed. Further details concerning the Mac beta can be found on the Guild Wars 2 support website.
One more thing... Guild Wars 2® to support Mac®

SEATTLE, WA – September 18, 2012: NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) and ArenaNet™, developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, today announces that the revolutionary online roleplaying game Guild Wars 2 will also be supporting Mac OS® X.

Guild Wars 2 will be available for Mac in a beta version to anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2. The Mac beta version of Guild Wars 2 is still being optimised and, unlike other betas, is connected to the live servers allowing everyone to play together on both Mac and Windowsbased computers. Users will be able to access the Mac beta client through the Guild Wars 2 account management website after activating their game code.

As one of the most successful game launches of the year, Guild Wars 2 delivers an unparalleled gaming experience set in a magical world of high fantasy. Like its predecessor, Guild Wars 2 features a subscription-free business model that allows players to enjoy the entire online experience for just one initial purchase.

In this groundbreaking online RPG, players will experience seamless, cooperative gameplay in a massive, online world. In Guild Wars 2, players embark on an epic journey in a gorgeously rendered world that is constantly evolving in response to player actions. Combined with visceral, fast-paced action and player vs. player combat of unequalled quality and scale, Guild Wars 2 is destined to be the premiere online gaming experience for both PC and Mac.

To deliver this support, ArenaNet is partnering with TransGaming whose revolutionary Cider technology dynamically translates between operating environments. This approach means that future updates to the game will also be available for Windows and Mac simultaneously.

For more information on the game and to purchase Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com. For more information on the Mac version of Guild Wars 2, visit support.guildwars2.com/mac.

About NCsoft
NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage® and Guild Wars® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.

About Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCsoft andgame developer ArenaNet have created an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com.

About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) is the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment. TransGaming works with the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute games for Smart TVs, next-generation set-top boxes, Mac computers, and Linux/CE platforms. TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit www.transgaming.com.