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An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 2:46:50 PM   
Erik Rutins

 

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Hi everyone,

2019 has been a very busy year for 2by3, with two major projects (War in the East 2 and Steel Tigers) in the works and we wanted to give you all a brief update on how things are going and our current expectations for 2020.

Finishing War in the East 2 has top priority for 2by3 and it is expected to be feature complete within the next quarter, which means that a final release date will depend on final testing and polish time, but we expect it will be a 2020 release. Recruitment for testers will ramp up once we reach a feature complete state.

Steel Tigers is the next priority after WITE2 and is already roughly 70% feature complete for our initial feature goals, but it is a complex title and a great deal of work still remains. Steel Tigers is a cooperative project that has included development and engine support from Matrix and Slitherine as well.

Steel Tigers will release after WITE2. As it is based on a new engine and not yet feature complete, it's too early to predict a timeframe but we want to allow enough time to finish it properly and also to support WITE2 properly after its release. We do plan to involve the Steel Panthers community in the alpha test once the basic feature set and testing are complete and their feedback will help us greatly in determining the final shape of the game and additional development and the final release timeline.

Best Regards and Happy Thanksgiving,

- Matrix Games and 2by3


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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 2:59:13 PM   
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HAHA...just when I do a thread about ST!!

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 3:09:36 PM   
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thanks for the update


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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 3:42:32 PM   
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Good news. Thanks Erik. Now about that Distant Worlds 2 update....

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 5:22:26 PM   
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Thanks for the update. Do you plan Steel Tigers to be the tactical module for War in the East 2 combat resolutions?


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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 5:59:22 PM   
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Take your time to make good and well working games; don't rush out half-baked, partially working crap like Patriot or Mass Effect: Andromeda

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/29/2019 8:06:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kuokkanen

Take your time to make good and well working games; don't rush out half-baked, partially working crap like Patriot or Mass Effect: Andromeda

+1

Anything you'd care to share about your plans for post-2020?

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/30/2019 7:12:56 AM   
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Wow. Great times ahead.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 11/30/2019 3:13:02 PM   
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quote:

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Anything you'd care to share about your plans for post-2020?


Sorry, not yet.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/1/2019 12:24:52 AM   
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Great news on Steel Tigers.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/1/2019 6:29:00 AM   
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Awesome news! Thank you

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/1/2019 1:50:20 PM   
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Great, thanks for the update.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/1/2019 5:33:26 PM   
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War in East I did not purchase as yet. But I am interested in War in the East2. Significant improvements I'm guessing.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/3/2019 8:47:48 PM   
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Well, thanks for the info, better than nothing but words are like tears under the rain

Lets see if 2020 is the year or not, surprise releases like the Command new version keep faith ON.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/6/2019 6:19:42 PM   
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Cool! Have been looking forward to Steel Tigers for 47 years now. :)

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/20/2019 1:46:52 AM   
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Thanks for taking the time to update us Erik, I know it's crazy-busy time right now.

Now go shut 'er down and enjoy the Holidays



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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/20/2019 2:28:05 AM   
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You're welcome. Tommorrow is our last day in the office for a couple of weeks. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Regards,

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/20/2019 6:36:13 AM   
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Merry Christmas Erik to you and your family and friends

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/20/2019 10:47:46 AM   
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quote:

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...Tommorrow is our last day in the office for a couple of weeks. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Regards,

- Erik



Same to you fella!

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/20/2019 2:23:46 PM   
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Thank you Erik, Looking Forward to a Productive 2020. Keep'em coming. We want good quality games no half ass games take your time. Thanks for the updates and time for telling us. When there ready for Beta I'll be sure to apply, keep us posted.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 12/20/2019 9:25:13 PM   
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Thanks for the fun games and listening to customers in a good way.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/23/2020 8:18:48 AM   
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Somebody ought to tell them....we'd really like a War in Europe....combining The west and the east! Come on...you can do it.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/23/2020 12:23:00 PM   
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quote:

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Somebody ought to tell them....we'd really like a War in Europe....combining The west and the east! Come on...you can do it.

+1
And while you're at it...fold in Bombing the Reich, too.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/23/2020 1:45:36 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Somebody ought to tell them....we'd really like a War in Europe....combining The west and the east! Come on...you can do it.

+1
And while you're at it...fold in Bombing the Reich, too.


War In Europe, like WITP-AE. Have it cover the ETO, Afrika, and the North Atlantic.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/23/2020 1:45:45 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: mesquite5

Somebody ought to tell them....we'd really like a War in Europe....combining The west and the east! Come on...you can do it.

+1
And while you're at it...fold in Bombing the Reich, too.


It's already there.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/24/2020 8:07:10 PM   
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Should I just give you guys access to my bank accounts now? You're going to get all my money, anyway!



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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/31/2020 12:58:26 PM   
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Nice detailed explanation very informative & helpful

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/31/2020 1:57:42 PM   
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Since I own War in the East, why would I be interested in War in the East 2? What it going to do that requires a new title?

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/31/2020 2:10:13 PM   
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Since I own War in the East, why would I be interested in War in the East 2? What it going to do that requires a new title?


I think they are going to make it more complicated. And they are adding in that awful air system from WITW.

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RE: An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020 - 1/31/2020 3:57:59 PM   
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Actually the air system for WitW is really not that bad once you get the hang of it.

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