As part of our usual transparency, we are letting you know of how the game will release.
In an effort to get the game to you sooner, we will be splitting up the game into the following:
- Campaign Series Vietnam: 1948-1967 (which will include a little over 100 scenarios)
- DLC #1 – Campaign Series Vietnam 1968-1979 (although the OOB’s will continue to 1985 and also include about 100 scenarios)
- DLC #2 – Campaign Series Vietnam: Korean War (While this will focus on the Korean War, there will be some hypothetical fighting as well.
- DLC #3 – Campaign Series Vietnam: Malayan Emergency 1948-1960
The primary reason for this is to get something for you to play sooner rather than later. I won’t offer a release date for the core game (although we’re aiming for the first half of 2021).
Why the delay? Well, we’re trying to build an exceptionally robust and realistic AI and this is a huge endeavor, especially when considering the complexity of the Vietnam War; the tactics, the strategy, the weapon systems and so on. Should we have started with East Front III for the AI? Probably, but alas, we didn’t.
That being said, the efforts we are doing on the AI is making this game like nothing you’ve seen or experienced before. As 97% of our users, based on our polls, will play again the AI at some point, we’ve focused all of our efforts to provide the best experience we can. On the bright side, once this core AI has been developed, additional games will be able to be released more regularly.
It is worth the wait and we appreciate your patience.
As an aside, while our focus is heavily on Vietnam, there is also work being done on East Front III.