I would say Alpha till support end. Like all the other titles before who were sold on Alpha state.
And that is around 5 years
And that is around 5 years
I mean they clearly believe the remaining features can be done in 1 year from EA release, otherwise they wouldn't have given us a 1 year estimate. Then again their other estimates have been off up to 4 years so who knows
Again, I want it done when its done. I actually dont care if it takes 2 years. Now ask me when I think they should release the official modding tools because thats a very different answer. All I want is a basic working sandbox with working combat and for them to get out of our way of creating our own content.
I bought my PC around that time to play future games im not upgrading it before Bannerlord is finished and full of content.. but who knows till that time perhaps its the A.I. playing games with us.“We are very close... Just, hopefully, maybe sometime next year.” -Armagn 2015
Its probably not very likely that they'll be new recording any voice acting as long as the covid lockdowns are in effect. They could probably do it remotely, but I assume they probably have their own sound studio at their offices where they can direct the actors in person. The same probably goes for any kind of motion-capture that they might still want to do. There are probably lots of things that they simply can't do right now, or are just very inconvenient until everyone can get back in the office working together.When for the love of god will they pay some voice actors to fill the sound void in the game! Im just playing 'Enderal' at the moment. This mod was made by fans of skyrim, a game released 9 years ago and these fans have managed to make the world alive with tonnes of voice acting.. How can a game studio that just took like 100 million euros not manage to get voice actors. And why wasn't voice included originally? I cant fathom why this wasnt seen as one of the 'key' components of the game. Even the writing is so minimal and repetitive with answers like 'yes, you might be right' from almost all nobles.. Its just lazy at this point!
+1Dead honest, if they would release the mod tools now, the game would be done next month with 20 High Class DLCs all made by the community for free and in better quality than TW themself could have done it.
But since that is just merely a dream, and TW will be the only one working on the game (most likely) till release the EA will be AT LEAST 1 1/2 year from now. Wouldn't be surprised at all if it takes longer than that remembering their schedule for the past ~10 years.
Do I believe they will say it's finished in roughly a year or will it actually be in a finished polished state? I think for sure in a year or a year and a half they will have pushed out their "release" version but I mean who cares? They're already selling the game at full price and they can call it whatever they want, they can say it's finished tomorrow and we can't say **** about that.
But I mean we're going on 3 months in and they've finished 1 perk line, sit and think about that for a while. Think about how bare bones basic or non-existent everything is. The AI, the economy, the diplomacy, the perk system, the siege battles, formations, balancing, character progression, quests, bandits, relationships, companions, the map itself, faction balance, all the numerous little things that just don't work.
There is so so sooooo much that has to be done. The framework is there but the game isn't even feature complete and a lot of the stuff in the game is just words with nothing behind them like the perks and diplomacy system and the stuff that is in there are just placeholders, or at least I hope it's place holder as everything is so damn shallow. Even the AI is ridiculously shallow, even for a video game, I play a lot of strategy games I used to really really dumb AI but this game takes it to another level.
I just think we're a ways away from what people would consider "finished".
“We are very close... Just, hopefully, maybe sometime next year.” -Armagn 2015
Uuuuh, maybe? Hopefully? I don’t know. This would be nice... I get the feeling this is how all their planning meetings go. Just randomly trying things seeing what happens no planning, no procedure, no schedule. Just ideas and years of spare time.