At Gamescom the long-awaited Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord received an Early Access window of March next year, and in Cologne we talked with TaleWorlds' community manager Callum McGlinchey to hear about exactly what fans can expect from this version.
"The original Mount & Blade kind of pioneered Early Access as a way to release games, and back then it was mainly for financial reasons, and of course now it's for the complete opposite," he said. "We need the feedback from the community, we want people to be engaged and test the game, because it's just so vast, it's so huge."
"In terms of features [...] there's a big experience that players will have from day one on Early Access, and we're talking hundreds of hours of gameplay. With it being a sandbox of course, players are free to do what they like, and most of what the game has to offer will be there in Early Access."
We also got some beta gameplay from Skirmish not too long ago as well, which you can watch while you wait for March to come around.
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