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RUMOR: Mount & Blade II Bannerlord Console Release Happening ‘Down The Road’

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According to sources close to PlayStation Universe, a Mount & Blade II Bannerlord PS4, PS5 release will happen, albeit ‘further down the road’.

While our source does not mention either PS4 or PS5 by name (they merely refer to them as ‘consoles’), it makes sense that when Mount & Blade II Bannerlord does eventually touchdown in console land, the next generation of consoles will be deeply entrenched by then and there would still be millions of PS4 owning folks out there who’d want a piece of the game.

Whenever it does release on console, we’re going to have a long wait regardless, as developer TaleWorlds Entertainment rightly wants to focus on the PC version of the game (which has been in development for absolutely ages), before turning its attention to PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Scarlett versions of the game.
 

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Aren't the original games pretty rough on consoles?
 
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According to sources close to PlayStation Universe, a Mount & Blade II Bannerlord PS4, PS5 release will happen, albeit ‘further down the road’.

While our source does not mention either PS4 or PS5 by name (they merely refer to them as ‘consoles’), it makes sense that when Mount & Blade II Bannerlord does eventually touchdown in console land, the next generation of consoles will be deeply entrenched by then and there would still be millions of PS4 owning folks out there who’d want a piece of the game.

Whenever it does release on console, we’re going to have a long wait regardless, as developer TaleWorlds Entertainment rightly wants to focus on the PC version of the game (which has been in development for absolutely ages), before turning its attention to PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Scarlett versions of the game.

They sure had to dig deep in their "sources" to learn something that has always been known officially.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been officially confirmed for consoles a long time ago.
 
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I'm really hoping M&B2 is good - the idea is really intriguing but for whatever reason I could never really get into M&B1, I bounced right off it despite it being something clearly worth giving a shot.
 
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Aren't the original games pretty rough on consoles?

Fucking atrocious - seems PC gamers are lot more forgiving.

I could see the promise, but the controls on the good bits (battle) were completely and utterly ass. And I mean fukcing unusable.

The rest of the "gameplay" was some late 1980s Romance of the Three Kingdoms III trash. Sorry.


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I can 100% see the promise and heart of the game . but nope nope nope

[edit -I did play it for a bit, not angry, enjoyed much of it, but just came away wanting the game to be vastly QOL better]
 
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I'm really hoping M&B2 is good - the idea is really intriguing but for whatever reason I could never really get into M&B1, I bounced right off it despite it being something clearly worth giving a shot.

I've pretty much given up on Bannerlord. It's been years, and at this point I'm assuming that whatever does come out is going to be a bloated mess. Which is a real shame; Warband is one of my favorite games of all time.
 

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I can sum up - using a controller playing the game is like being one of the peons in
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

It's fun for a while, but no.
 

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Fucking atrocious - seems PC gamers are lot more forgiving.
Or, you know, the game actually played great on the mouse and keyboard it was originally devised for with unprecedented nuance in the combat systems and possibilities? The world sandbox was cool too and very little like three kingdoms or whatever. It was real time after all (with pause when you weren't moving/doing things) and fully open with a good amount of possibilities from working for different lords and kings and taking part in army campaigns to starting your own kingdom. It's also a game I bought before Steam was a thing, or at least a popular thing, so early 00s and it barely evolved since those betas (Warband was barely patch worthy material to me, it never should have been a separate release and that was the beginning of the end I guess) so you basically played it like a decade later at least in order to judge it as it was. It's actually quite sad to see the sequel basically looks like one remembers the original being, maybe with some graphics mods on top. Hopefully it has improvements where it matters like AI, sieges, army balance, quest variety, sandbox goals and possibilities and so on (I know they've talked about such things but who knows if they make a big difference yet or if it's just like some of the many mods for the original), which would make it worthwhile but still nothing like the pioneering original they went on to milk hard with Warband and all the spin offs (granted most weren't by the original developers but fans/modders).

On the other hand it's not like we have any real alternatives. Kingdom Come: Deliverance seemed like a next gen Mount&Blade where everything was full scale early on but in the end was more like a Gothic style game. Still cool but there's pretty much nothing else like Mount&Blade out there.
 
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I'm really hoping M&B2 is good - the idea is really intriguing but for whatever reason I could never really get into M&B1, I bounced right off it despite it being something clearly worth giving a shot.

M&B was always a case of gameplay over appearance and general Jankiness. When it worked well it was glorious but it certainly had its issues. Very much looking forward to Bannerlord but at the same time that game seems to have been in development hell forever.