The nuts and bolts behind ArenaNet's innovative MMO to be unveiled.
There's a lot of software that goes into making Guild Wars 2 run as smooth as it does - not just in combat but also in the PVP arenas, latency, their patching system, and more. ArenaNet is going to be pulling the veil off at Game Developer's Conference next week.
During his session, "Guild Wars 2: Programming the Next Generation Online World," Dunn will discuss the tech that powers Guild Wars 2's combat system, its World vs. World PvP arenas, and much more. He'll also pull back the curtain on the game's patching system, which allows ArenaNet "to roll out new builds in a matter of minutes without requiring downtime."
Naturally, that's going to be useful to you only if you're in the programming/technical aspects of the game, but hey it's kinda cool that a game studio isn't just running everything off of peer-to-peer sharing software these days!
Julian "Mirai" Williams