It seems Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord is sticking around in Early Access for longer than expected. During a one-year anniversary recap, developer TaleWorlds Entertainment admitted that the game needs more time and the team is not ready to release it yet.
Medieval combat and RPG simulator Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord was released via Early Access on 30 March 2020. Originally, the devs planned to announce a full-fledged release by now, but apparently, the community will need to wait a bit longer. Summing up the one-year anniversary, the studio expressed its hope to fully release the project in Q4 2021, but the developers plan to devote as much time as necessary to polish it. Thus, it is possible Bannerlord will get out of Early Access only sometime in 2022.
In a special article on Steam, TaleWorlds Entertainment revealed what has changed in the project over the past year, and the list is truly impressive. According to the team, the improvements have touched almost every aspect of the game: from its performance to multiplayer and modding tools. Those interested can find the full recap on Steam.
In addition, the team barely touched upon the topic of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord coming to consoles. Those details were confirmed back in 2015 and are not yet a priority for the team. Sadly, the developers only assured the console edition of Bannerlord is certainly happening in the future, but for now, their focus is only on finishing the PC version.
Finally, TaleWorlds Entertainment has promised to reveal where Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord will go next in the following Development Update, which is expected “in the near future.”
Back in February, Bannerlord received the latest major update, bringing the new Battle Terrain System, Multiplayer Duel Mode, and Sandbox Mode to the project with a bunch of smaller improvements.
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord at the moment holds “very positive” players’ reviews from more than 120,000 Steam users. The game is available on PC via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store.
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