From: QLD, Australia
Can't wait for this game.
I'm a bit suprised, however, that these new games (WITW series) will be using more the WITE system than the WITPAE one. Considering the success it had and the level of appreciation that still gets by the gallery, i don't understand why WITPAE hasn't been used as the "core" from where to develop this new game.
Some of the BTR ideas and a more detailed land combat system (even if i believe the recent "field" modifications - say the DaBabes mods + Michealm's patches - have greatly improved the landwarfare), along with the naval-locistic witpae system, could "easily" make a great game.
However i know you guys know your job, so i'm really looking forward to it!
I can only take a guess, my my idea would be:
1) The WITE engine is newer
2) As far as I understood the long-term idea is to unify WITW and WITE2 into a WIE, thus a unified engine has to be used
3) If the developer want to utilize the IGOUGO system, then the WITPAE engine drops out automatically
4) Perhaps the developers do not see the land combat engine of WITPAE as sufficient enough to model the war in Europe
The main difference is that the land combat system in WitE is very different from WitPAE.