I’m starting to worry a little that the initial offerings in March won’t be quite as large as some might be hoping, just based on what’s been revealed so far.
KIWC was a week and a half ago. It’s February 10th now, and I haven’t seen or read anything about any more big reveals coming up any time soon. The Xbox Spring Showcase is February 25th, which from what Podcast Unlocked says has been MS’ sort of lead-in to GDC in years past (though not necessarily in the last few years), which is March 14th - 18th. After that, I dunno… Pax East at the end of April?
I’d have to think that with Phil Spencer being at the Spring Showcase this year, that it’ll likely be a bigger deal than normal, which could mean more KI info, possibly a lot more (including the relase date, I’d assume), but if that’s the only place we’ll see KI before March… It sort of makes me wonder if we’re not maybe getting something like four characters at launch with no new modes and story coming at the end of the season again.
It still feels like we hardly know anything about season 3. We’ve seen the rebalance, which is awesome. But for actual new season 3 stuff, we’ve seen two S3 characters and a tease for a third. We’ve seen one new arena. We have no info on any new modes, total character count, who those characters might be, any announcements about continuing the community fund or new content to buy to contribute to it, the new HUD, what’s in the Ultra Pack, if there will even be an Ultra Pack, a final release date…
Don’t get me wrong, I’m obviously getting season 3 and I know that we’ll find everything out in time. In a way, it’s exciting to know that we still have so much content to be revealed and the way Adam was talking it up on Twitter has me psyched to say the least.
It just feels like, at this point, we should really be rolling in to the reveals portion of season 3, where the information should be flowing on a weekly basis and so far it’s been KIWC and that’s pretty much it since Rash back in the fall.
Mind you, I’m not complaining. If it sounds that way, I definitely apologize. I’m not trying to tell anyone how to do their job, I swear. Really, I’m more just curious as to when that steady flow of info is going to start, because the fact that it hasn’t already kinda worries me a little.
Anyways, as far as a release date, I’ll say they go for a Tuesday release this time around, so the 22nd, with individual characters going on sale the following Tuesday the 29th.