Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword Summary
The gun is mightier than the sword...
As of today the Mount & Blade franchise is squarely back in its developer's hands, TaleWorlds, as Paradox Interactive give back the reins of the IP after five and a half years.
Paradox "feel honoured" to have been part of the journey and as a parting gift to fans, they'll be giving Early Access to Magicka: Wizard Wars in their library.
Fredrik Wester, Paradox Interactive CEO, has claimed it a "release" to not be reliant on retailer sales for their games, which are now "like a bonus".
He notes we "don't really need" retail chains any more, which have "not been good" for the industry - stifling creativity. It's "really relieving" to speak about it.
TaleWorlds has released the next game in the Mount & Blade series, With Fire and Sword. This standalone expansion takes place in 17th century Eastern Europe, and is based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz.