Please note that we've updated the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord save file system which requires you to take certain steps in order for your save files to be compatible with e1.7.1 and any later updates. You can find the instructions here.
We've released a rough roadmap and a thank you note following the great feedback we've been getting for the alpha preview If you're curious, it's on our forums.
Starting next weekend, we're also going to have monthly dev streams and dev logs where we talk about recent progress, give some more detailed views of our plans and also cover some behind-the-scenes game developer topics. To find out more, and to let you guys vote what you're interested in most, check out our new sub-board.
BTW, do NOT start this from the itch.io application. The "run" button leads to the uninstall.exe, not the game.exe.
The Pre-Alpha build 2 release is now available for anybody who purchased the game!
This update brings a complete overhaul to the combat mechanics, a new options menu that allows you to configure everything, and more good stuff. Patch 2a brings major improvements to performance issues and character physics stability.