Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

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Callum  [developer] Nov 29, 2017 @ 2:07am
Release date speculation thread
Since there seems to be quite a few threads discussing the release date, we decided to make this thread for you all to talk about it in one place.

For those of you that missed it, we discussed our lack of a release date in the blog post below.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/261550/announcements/detail/2353548518936257594

As soon as we come to a decision on the release date we will let you all know.
Last edited by Callum; Nov 29, 2017 @ 5:01am
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bloodymonarch Dec 6, 2017 @ 6:26am 
Originally posted by Callum:
Originally posted by Electro:
Also I wonder if Callum will be reading through this thread or ignoring it lol

I'm reading it, as I do with every post here on the forums. ;)

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@Everyone - When we feel the game is ready for people to play we will release it. We understand that people are eager to play the game right now, but it simply isn't ready yet. We can see that a lot of people want to know if it will be this year, so we will tell you now, the game will not come out in any form in 2017.

Now if only that could have been said two months ago or more.

One benefit of an internal release date is that the company at least doesn't seem "lost" when it interacts with it's community. Even if you never release the internal date (TW probably should never do it again), at least you can confidently make statements like "It's not coming out this year." before there's only 20 something odd days left in said year...

Makes it sound like you don't know what is going on until everyone else already knows. It's like forecasting rain when everyone is already pulling out their umbrella.
Last edited by bloodymonarch; Dec 6, 2017 @ 6:28am
Mikey Dec 6, 2017 @ 6:42am 
Originally posted by Flay:
Pretty much, this entire hype train is a♥♥♥♥♥♥show. Even the Developers don't know what's going on half the time.

Yeah, except no-one was trying to actively start a hype-train. I just realized what people with your kind of viewpoint reminds me of: The Lonely Island "♥♥♥♥ in my pants" guy.
Flay Dec 6, 2017 @ 7:36am 
Originally posted by Mikey:
Originally posted by Flay:
Pretty much, this entire hype train is a♥♥♥♥♥♥show. Even the Developers don't know what's going on half the time.

Yeah, except no-one was trying to actively start a hype-train. I just realized what people with your kind of viewpoint reminds me of: The Lonely Island "♥♥♥♥ in my pants" guy.
Continue being a blind follower sandy.
COMMISSAR Dec 6, 2017 @ 7:48am 
Originally posted by Callum:
post above

Hey, that was rather informative. Now that we're at it, can you confirm once again that this delay does not come from an intent to release the game on consoles as well? At least at launch?
Tzuar Dec 6, 2017 @ 7:48am 
I think the game broke many times lul. Other wise they'd atleast give us a demo like warband
Electro Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:19am 
Originally posted by Callum:
Originally posted by Electro:
Also I wonder if Callum will be reading through this thread or ignoring it lol

I'm reading it, as I do with every post here on the forums. ;)

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@Everyone - When we feel the game is ready for people to play we will release it. We understand that people are eager to play the game right now, but it simply isn't ready yet. We can see that a lot of people want to know if it will be this year, so we will tell you now, the game will not come out in any form in 2017.

We are of course sorry for the mistakes we made in the past by telling players that we hoped to get the game in their hands in some form by X date, but at that time this was our aim and it was something that we thought we could achieve. Since then, we have made some big improvements to both the engine and the game which has pushed back the release date.

We are working as hard as we can to finish the game and get it out there for people to enjoy, and internally we do have some idea of when that will be (and it is a lot closer than some of the estimates here on the forum!). We know that this is a hot topic for you all and we certainly don't want to frustrate or upset any of you by repeating our past mistakes by announcing a date, only to have to delay the release again.

We are extremely grateful that you are all active members of the community here on the forums (for our game which isn't even out yet) and we respect your right to have and share your own opinions on this, which we read and take onboard. This is one of the reasons why we made this thread, not to become a "trash bin" as a couple of users have suggested, but instead to provide you all with a place to focus the discussion instead of having it spread out over a number of different threads (increasing the chance of your opinion being overlooked).
Very well said! So far the replies to this are all pretty negative. I don't understand why since we literally kept asking him to say this...? I for one am very pleased to finally get this post, especially to hear they have a vague idea of a release date. On top of that, Callum has answered that, yes, he will be reading through this thread. So.... thanks Callum! Sorry that other people will ask you to respond just to bait you in so that they can complain more.
The Meats Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:25am 
I said it first!

Kidding but seriously thanks for at least crushing any hopes LOL

Kidding again.

As a side note, I think opinions would get lost in here more than in fresh topics at first glance. Fresh topics populate immediately, this thread, well, sorry I am not reading 13 pages of jokes about release dates amounting to the actual statement about zero 2017 release date. Just my opinion though.
Last edited by The Meats; Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:34am
Mentu Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:38am 
Originally posted by Callum:
Originally posted by Electro:
Also I wonder if Callum will be reading through this thread or ignoring it lol

I'm reading it, as I do with every post here on the forums. ;)

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@Everyone - When we feel the game is ready for people to play we will release it. We understand that people are eager to play the game right now, but it simply isn't ready yet. We can see that a lot of people want to know if it will be this year, so we will tell you now, the game will not come out in any form in 2017.

We are of course sorry for the mistakes we made in the past by telling players that we hoped to get the game in their hands in some form by X date, but at that time this was our aim and it was something that we thought we could achieve. Since then, we have made some big improvements to both the engine and the game which has pushed back the release date.

We are working as hard as we can to finish the game and get it out there for people to enjoy, and internally we do have some idea of when that will be (and it is a lot closer than some of the estimates here on the forum!). We know that this is a hot topic for you all and we certainly don't want to frustrate or upset any of you by repeating our past mistakes by announcing a date, only to have to delay the release again.

We are extremely grateful that you are all active members of the community here on the forums (for our game which isn't even out yet) and we respect your right to have and share your own opinions on this, which we read and take onboard. This is one of the reasons why we made this thread, not to become a "trash bin" as a couple of users have suggested, but instead to provide you all with a place to focus the discussion instead of having it spread out over a number of different threads (increasing the chance of your opinion being overlooked).


Im sorry for my negative response. Thanks for waking up every day and working on this game yall. Thanks for putting hours of your lives into making this great game.

I think why some are salty, impatient (including me some times) is cause Warband, Bannerlord are really a Unique type of game in this market, Gaming Industry as a whole. There really isnt any other that competes with Warband, let alone all this weve seen from Bannerlord 2.

But that doesnt give us the fanbase a right to Complain and gripe. We should be patient, but for some i think its hard cause like i said there really isnt any other game that offers the amount of content like Warband, bannerlord 2.

I personally find the medieval times amazing warband has quenched the Fantasy of all what one could have done in the past. I know it was probably unrealistic working way up from a peasant to a king, warlord but hey thats what makes this type of game so great! One can always dream ;)
Last edited by Mentu; Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:40am
Wendersnaven Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:38am 
Originally posted by Electro:
Very well said! So far the replies to this are all pretty negative. I don't understand why since we literally kept asking him to say this...?

It' perfectly healthy and normal. It's news people wanted to know, even if they didn't want to hear it. When the initial reaction is anger, it is wise to let it out right away instead of bottling it up until you have a major melt-down.

Now this initial reaction isn't always appropriate, but it still releases the anger .... and I totally didn't flick off my screen then decide to move on with life, when I read it wouldn't be 2017 as promised. :SlyNinja:
Last edited by Wendersnaven; Dec 6, 2017 @ 8:40am
Are you going to announce Bannerlords release date on Christmas?
Robin [FR] Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:37am 
just hope they don't do th same as the guild 3... EA fully buggy game
Minos Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:40am 
Originally posted by Callum:
Originally posted by Electro:
Also I wonder if Callum will be reading through this thread or ignoring it lol

I'm reading it, as I do with every post here on the forums. ;)

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@Everyone - When we feel the game is ready for people to play we will release it. We understand that people are eager to play the game right now, but it simply isn't ready yet. We can see that a lot of people want to know if it will be this year, so we will tell you now, the game will not come out in any form in 2017.

We are of course sorry for the mistakes we made in the past by telling players that we hoped to get the game in their hands in some form by X date, but at that time this was our aim and it was something that we thought we could achieve. Since then, we have made some big improvements to both the engine and the game which has pushed back the release date.

We are working as hard as we can to finish the game and get it out there for people to enjoy, and internally we do have some idea of when that will be (and it is a lot closer than some of the estimates here on the forum!). We know that this is a hot topic for you all and we certainly don't want to frustrate or upset any of you by repeating our past mistakes by announcing a date, only to have to delay the release again.

We are extremely grateful that you are all active members of the community here on the forums (for our game which isn't even out yet) and we respect your right to have and share your own opinions on this, which we read and take onboard. This is one of the reasons why we made this thread, not to become a "trash bin" as a couple of users have suggested, but instead to provide you all with a place to focus the discussion instead of having it spread out over a number of different threads (increasing the chance of your opinion being overlooked).

Do you plan to release some vids (other than multiplayer) ? A quest ? Visiting a village ?Castle building system ? Marriage ? Those vids would turn dev blog much more enjoyable.
les Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:42am 
Originally posted by Callum:
Originally posted by Electro:
Also I wonder if Callum will be reading through this thread or ignoring it lol

I'm reading it, as I do with every post here on the forums. ;)

------------------------------

@Everyone - When we feel the game is ready for people to play we will release it. We understand that people are eager to play the game right now, but it simply isn't ready yet. We can see that a lot of people want to know if it will be this year, so we will tell you now, the game will not come out in any form in 2017.

We are of course sorry for the mistakes we made in the past by telling players that we hoped to get the game in their hands in some form by X date, but at that time this was our aim and it was something that we thought we could achieve. Since then, we have made some big improvements to both the engine and the game which has pushed back the release date.

We are working as hard as we can to finish the game and get it out there for people to enjoy, and internally we do have some idea of when that will be (and it is a lot closer than some of the estimates here on the forum!). We know that this is a hot topic for you all and we certainly don't want to frustrate or upset any of you by repeating our past mistakes by announcing a date, only to have to delay the release again.

We are extremely grateful that you are all active members of the community here on the forums (for our game which isn't even out yet) and we respect your right to have and share your own opinions on this, which we read and take onboard. This is one of the reasons why we made this thread, not to become a "trash bin" as a couple of users have suggested, but instead to provide you all with a place to focus the discussion instead of having it spread out over a number of different threads (increasing the chance of your opinion being overlooked).

That was very good now we know everything thanks. But can you clarifie does closer than some of the estimates mean closer than 5,000 years in the future ot closer than 2025.
Dawarf Dec 6, 2017 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by Callum:
Originally posted by Electro:
Also I wonder if Callum will be reading through this thread or ignoring it lol

I'm reading it, as I do with every post here on the forums. ;)

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@Everyone - When we feel the game is ready for people to play we will release it. We understand that people are eager to play the game right now, but it simply isn't ready yet. We can see that a lot of people want to know if it will be this year, so we will tell you now, the game will not come out in any form in 2017.

We are of course sorry for the mistakes we made in the past by telling players that we hoped to get the game in their hands in some form by X date, but at that time this was our aim and it was something that we thought we could achieve. Since then, we have made some big improvements to both the engine and the game which has pushed back the release date.

We are working as hard as we can to finish the game and get it out there for people to enjoy, and internally we do have some idea of when that will be (and it is a lot closer than some of the estimates here on the forum!). We know that this is a hot topic for you all and we certainly don't want to frustrate or upset any of you by repeating our past mistakes by announcing a date, only to have to delay the release again.

We are extremely grateful that you are all active members of the community here on the forums (for our game which isn't even out yet) and we respect your right to have and share your own opinions on this, which we read and take onboard. This is one of the reasons why we made this thread, not to become a "trash bin" as a couple of users have suggested, but instead to provide you all with a place to focus the discussion instead of having it spread out over a number of different threads (increasing the chance of your opinion being overlooked).

Thank you. The truth is always the best and telling us why you don't want to give a release date(scared to dissapoint us again) and the reason for the delay(Improving the engine and more)
is a big + in my book. Keep up this kind of community managment please.
bloodymonarch Dec 6, 2017 @ 4:13pm 
It's a sad day. Things are bad when some customers are happy the devs finally mention the game won't come out this year... at the beginning of December. Especially after blowing past an earlier predicted release period a year before.

This is not something praiseworthy in anyone's mind that works half correctly.

No♥♥♥♥♥♥it's not releasing in 2017. The year is already over! Thanks for keeping people waiting all year for nothing.

Set an internal date.
DON'T RELEASE IT PUBLICLY
DO tell people if it's more than a year away after you made the mistake of blowing past an earlier claimed date.
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