Gamepressure writes: "On the day of the announcement of the release date of Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, we had the opportunity to talk to one of the founders of the TaleWorlds studio and ask many burning questions, including 'Why did it take so damn long?!'"
I hope it finally comes out.
The first warband was rough around the edges, but I dumped hundreds of hours into it, and the modding community was/is pretty strong. Be interesting to see what they manage to pull off with a real budget.
Just an early access? My guess is funding is running dry. I think they're pretty bad at running their business. 8 years of development just to launch an early access build? Idk if management is letting the programmers slack or the director can't commit to something so wants to do every idea he has, or somebody is mismanaging funds, or just what's happening but somebody seems to be doing something wrong on their end from this side of the screen. Hope it lives up to the time it's taking to launch.
EDIT: Okay, so the team isn't very experienced. Still hope it's great. Really loved Warband.