Here is a sentence that I write far too rarely: a developer seems to take Steam’s early access program very seriously.
TaleWorlds finally opened the doors of the long-awaited Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord after eight years of anticipation with what surprised many people to be an Early Access title. After a long internal development, TaleWorlds invited players to join the ranks as Bannerlord makes its way through early access in a full-fledged version.
This alone has upset many fans to find that the title, like Early Access games tend to be, was not already finished and was hosting its fair share of bugs. While many users have rated the title favorably, a few have gotten into the habit of dragging the developers of TaleWorlds on hot coals both in Steam reviews and in their official forums, while displaying knowledge at best of various epithets and violently charged. verbiage. Beyond the Half-Life 3 syndrome which clearly affects the title, however, TaleWorlds has no doubt radically succeeded in bringing Bannerlord to the Steam platform, regardless of the metric used. Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Has Received A Patch Every Single Day Since Release
However, the title absolutely contains bugs, ranging from sudden crashes to the desktop to graphics that are not rendered. On that note, TaleWorlds didn’t spend too much time arguing with opponents online; they absolutely crushed it when it came to working on their title with consistent updates that, so far, have been posted daily.
It is not entirely probable that this development standard can be maintained throughout the duration of early access for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord; developers frankly need time to rest in order for their brains to function.