Development on schedule
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is scheduled for a 2017 release, but updates concerning the game's development have been somewhat scarce. The holidays are now behind us and TaleWorld's community manager Captain Lust just spent some time on updating fans on the state of development.
Most of the chit-chat revolved around shooting down rumours and assuring fans that development is as turbulent as always but still on schedule. One of the major things confirmed is that absolutely no external testing has taken place yet, and that ignoring rumours about the games development is the best course of action.
Just make sure you don't make your companions too strong, so they don't break your knees in the arena