The longer the wait, the sweeter the prize. For those of us that waited a literal decade and more for Bannerlord to be announced, waiting some more time for the game to be as perfect as possible seems a breeze, doesn't it?
TaleWorlds have recently released their article in which they point out the plans they have for the future of the game. They plan for work to continue on improving all aspects of multiplayer, including:
- An overhaul of the score calculation system to better account for damage dealt and objectives achieved,
- A rework of the entire scoreboard,
- The addition of multiple projectile mangonels to Siege, as well as, ballista aiming and performance improvements,
- A new single life game mode,
- General gameplay improvements to each game mode,
- New badges to track your accomplishments; updates and changes to perks; and a host of new maps.
Additionally, they will continue to work with our community combat testing group to further balance and refine the finer details of the combat and character class systems. And later down the line, and possibly after the full release of the game, they intend to share custom server files to allow us to host our own multiplayer game servers.
While we are mentioning the full release of the game, early access will continue on into next year, with our current estimate for the full release being Q2 2022.
Developers are fairly confident that they will hit that target, however, if they feel the game still isn’t ready at that point, the release will be delayed. As for platforms, it is confirmed that the game will be coming to consoles, however, TaleWorlds are unable to share any further details on this just yet.