TaleWorlds Entertainment has released a new blog to mark the first anniversary of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord releasing as an early access title. The blog discusses the changes the studio has made over the year from the user interface to how to manage clans and families, as well as modding. The studio has put a lot of work in, but more time is still needed. That is why TaleWorlds has announced Q4 2021 as the new target for the game’s full release.
In the blog post, TaleWorlds wrote:
“With that in mind, this first anniversary seems like the perfect occasion to take another look at the path we’re walking together. Initially, we had estimated that the early access period would last for about a year. And while we are happy with the progress that has been made so far, we feel that the game isn’t quite ready for its full release just yet. As such, our tentative estimate for the release is Q4 2021, however, development will continue for as long as necessary as we take the time to ensure that the game is fun and enjoyable.
On a connected note, many of you have been inquiring about the game coming to consoles. As we’ve always said, our focus right now is on finishing the PC version. Consoles will come later on – but they will come! When we have more information to share about that, you’ll be the first to know, so stay tuned to our website, forums, and social media channels.”
Jim spent some time with Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, and wrote:
“It’s the same dilemma with any early access title – Bannerlord will only continue to grow so you might want to hold off a few months for a more rounded, complete experience. That said, if you’re hankering for a hybrid RPG/sim right now then it’s time to sound the horns and saddle up.”
You can read his full thoughts in the article Getting back in the saddle for the Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Early Access.
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