An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020

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An Update on 2by3's plans for 2020

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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,

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thanks for the update

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Good news. Thanks Erik. Now about that Distant Worlds 2 update.... [;)]
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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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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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Wow. Great times ahead.
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Anything you'd care to share about your plans for post-2020?

Sorry, not yet. [:)]
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Great news on Steel Tigers.
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Awesome news! Thank you
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Great, thanks for the update.
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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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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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Cool! Have been looking forward to Steel Tigers for 47 years now. :)
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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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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!

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Merry Christmas Erik to you and your family and friends
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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

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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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