ArenaNet has released a video which features the team discussing its Manifesto for Guild Wars 2. According to the developers, when creating a MMO they had three main themes to adhere to.
- Making an MMORPG a great RPG
- rethinking combat
- and making the MMO more social
You can see the video below. If you would rather read about the manifesto, then please view the official post on the website, which has been available since 2010. The next closed beta is due later this month and the game will be released later on in the year.