First off, I want to say I've not been impressed with a naval war-game as much as I have been with Steam and Iron (RJW and GWAS) in many many years. The last surface warfare games to impress me go all the way back to Grigsby's 8-bit Warship and Battlecruiser series. Fighting Steel, Great Naval Battles and the like....with the obsession with real time warfare created a mess of uninteresting, buggy and bewildering games meant to focus on tactical naval combat but resulted in a only best simulating how to represent not knowing what is going on. Steam and Iron was and remains a breath of fresh air in an age of World of Warships which had to make surface combat interesting by creating an artificial arcade world. (and don't get me started on Ultimate Admiral......oi)
That being said. I'm curious if there are any considerations or plans for a sequel. I don't consider Rule the Waves to be an adequate substitution. I've tried both games (RTW and RTW2) and sadly found them disappointing.
So.....any plans in the works for a Steam and Iron 2...one that builds on it's strengths (which are considerable).
They haven't made any announcements, as the patching and improvement process is still going on with RTW 2. However, I earnestly hope that once they're happy with where RTW II is, they'll come back and do SAI 2: I'd love to see what they could do with the Pacific War (or its various campaigns) and the Mediterranean Campaign.
"I cannot feel that a man-of-war is a proper place for a Chaplain...it seems to me uncommon odd, and precious near to cant, to tell the ship's company of a man-of-war with loaded guns to love your enemy and turn the other cheek when the ship and every man jack aboard her is there to blow the enemy out of the water if he possibly can. Either the hands believe it, and then where is your discipline? Or they don't and then it seems to me to come hellfire close to mockery of holy things" Jack Aubrey
Post by williammiller on Dec 7, 2020 11:58:30 GMT -5
Well, I'm afraid you may be getting the 'cart before the horse' as they say - what I meant to convey with my above remark is that we have no concrete plans at this point for what is next after the DLC is released...hence the 'which way the breeze blows us'...my apologies if this was misunderstood due to my vagaries.