Actually, the game is not hard coded for much of anything. It is certainly not restricted to a national army, it's units or equipment.
Currently the game has information and graphics that support the German and Soviet armies. Any nation's armies, equipment, men or machines can be modded and added to the game. The game is an open code that allows for mods of almost any facet of the game to be added or changed.
vehicles, weapons, infantry are all created using xml files. The graphics can be added straight into the game.
So, in answer to your question of can other theaters be added the answer is yes. Any nation, any theater for any time period.
If you are asking why 'we' haven't done them, well, we've spent all our time getting you what you see in the game now. That was a tremendous undertaking. We went from working on a small patch for PCK, to an entirely new game in PCO. As to why other gamers haven't added more content you'll have to ask them that.
I hope you'll enjoy what we have given you. At the moment you have the ability to fight about 80% of the combats that took place on the Eastern Front. I know that there are gamers that want not only the full 100% but even beyond that...but..."WHAT IF".... Yes, and we know where you guys live too...we have a list with your name on it.
Realistically, there is only so much we can do, even working on the game 24/7. Which we don't do because several of us have day jobs. This is mostly a labor of love for us just like it is for you.
PCO literally is a wargame that was created by gamers for gamers. I think it shows.
< Message edited by Mad Russian -- 7/13/2012 1:41:53 PM >
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