Guild Wars 2's Lead Living World Designer Departs ArenaNet

Jason Winter
Jason Winter November 27, 2019

Another Guild Wars 2 developer has departed ArenaNet, as spotted by MassivelyOP via Reddit. Lead Living World Designer Jason Reynolds has moved on from the company, as he revealed from his Instagram:

Reynolds is only the latest departure from ArenaNet, which has had a difficult year, at least in terms of employee head count. It started with layoffs in February, and just last month the studio's co-founder, Mike O'Brien, departed to form his own company, which included several ArenaNet alumni.

Several other, less-well-known, employees have also left the company in recent months, which has the community wondering what the fate of Guild Wars 2, and ArenaNet as whole, will be. Content development is following the same trend it has for the past several years, with a new Living World chapter every three or four months, and revenue has been steady, but with no expansion on the horizon and the experienced workforce dwindling, it's difficult to see too rosy of a future for the Guild Wars franchise.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (2)

Arkanpher 1 year ago
They all say:"I quit myself in unknown direction" *cuz I don't need money for living*
In reality: "U're fired! Get'da'f*ck'out of here, nobody ever remember you!"
Half a year later: "Haven't you left to discover new horizons? Why are you living in a box?"

rickshaw 1 year ago
I do not blame them, as I'm kind of tired of it now too, it needs Guildwars 3 to move further onward.


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