Fans of strategy games have every reason to be excited for 2020, as one of the finest strategies around is heading for launch in March. We're talking about Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, whose multiplayer looks just mouthwatering.
We're not saying that purely on the grounds of graphics fidelity, even if the game is definitely no slouch in the eye-candy department. If you're familiar with Mount & Blade series though, you'll know exactly what we mean - the experience is quite epic, as we've come to expect.
TaleWorlds have been working hard toward the launch of Mount & Blade: Warband's successor and the community has been traditionally very helpful in this. The video you see above is courtesy of Ser Medieval, and there's a lot to see here, not least that the in-game winter looks gorgeous.
We'll let you enjoy the Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord's multiplayer goodness on your own and focus on the singleplayer for a moment, more specifically the campaign AI.
Mount & Blade players know just how unforgiving the game's AI, and it doesn't seem like TaleWorlds have any plans of changing that. That said, this time the AI will be bound by the same restrictions as the player.
""This change in approach to NPC parties meant that we needed to ensure that NPC lords not only create and react to events in the world but can also perform many of the actions that players are required to do to maintain their party and ultimately progress through the game", they wrote in the AI dev blog .
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord's NPC lords will therefore do everything a player would do, like visit settlements to restock, as well as defend, raid and besiege them.
Speaking of sieges, you can learn more about the game's sieges here .