We will be sharing more information about upcoming updates with blogs (or something similar).
To give you some rough idea though without trying to ruin too much of the surprise, we have some updates coming to multiplayer that I am personally very excited about and that I feel will be a great boost to the clan scene.
Over in SP, we have some nice UX and UI improvements that should really improve the flow of the gameplay. There's also changes to the character development system, some new perks, new quests, as well as, tons of other changes, updates and performance improvements.
Hey Callum, IIRC it was stated that as far as content/gameplay changes the upcoming patch would have a similar scope are prior new version patches. Does this still hold true, or should we expect more, less?
On a tangent, has any discussion been had in regards to different ways for the community to provide feedback, testing outside of the forums? I think much of the frustration that ends up expressed on the forums is the result of players sometimes feeling like they are not being heard or their feedback being used. I think all reasonable players know that Taleworlds staff can only read & respond to so many posts; it is certainly a full time job to do so & of course has even more work to provide such feedback to programmers etc.
In the alternative to a different way(s) to provide feedback (which to be frank, I have no clue how better, useful, feedback than forums could be provided), perhaps it would be beneficial to players & devs if it was expressed what the focus of upcoming updates will be. Actively engaged players that wish to aid the development process could spend more gameplay time engaged with the systems that are planned to worked on soon. Example, if the Kingdom management system was to be a focus for an upcoming update, and this was expressed to the community, active players that wish to provide focused feedback to the dev team could do a deep dive into the Kingdom Management system in their gameplay. When the Kingdom Management update then comes, I think players who provided feedback would feel that their feedback was considered & possibly used by the developer team. This would foster positive community involvement. The playerbase wants to be useful to the developer team, please help us be more useful.
As the game is not feature complete (which TaleWorlds clearly stated upon EA release), the forums end up being a laundry list of feedback. I think turning it into a shopping list would be beneficial for everyone.