TaleWorlds Entertainment announced today at Gamescom 2022 that their acclaimed action-RPG, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, will be released on PlayStation (PS4 and PS5) and Xbox consoles (Xbox One and Series S&X) on October 25th.
Initially announced in 2012, it’s been a long road for the eagerly awaited follow-up to the RPG cult classic. After so many years of development, TaleWorlds released the game to early access on PC in March of 2020. While players have been able to play unfinished versions of the game since then, October’s upcoming release will mark an end to fans’ long wait for the sequel.
Developed as a multi-platform game since day one, the console version of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will have the same gameplay features as the PC version. The game will be available for Pre-Order on Playstation and Xbox Stores today (August 23rd, 4PM UTC) as well as major retailers.
“These two years have been a long and challenging road”, said Armagan Yavuz, CEO of TaleWorlds Entertainment, in a statement today. “Developing a massive and complex game such as Bannerlord, for several platforms, and in the middle of a pandemic, is no easy task – and I’m incredibly proud of our team for its relentless, brilliant work. Despite the challenges, it’s also been a rewarding path: we’ve found many synergies that we weren’t initially expecting between consoles and PC, synergies that have made the game grow and be better than it would have been in other circumstances. We’re looking forward to putting the game in the hands of our amazing community, which has been supporting us in consoles since Warband”.
The currently available PC Early Access, will also move on to full release, along with the console launch at the same date. But do not fret – While this marks an important milestone for the game, it is not the end of the road for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, which will keep receiving updates in the months to come.