sword and soul ends its January with a producer’s letter offering fans some teasers for the year ahead. One of them is immediate: NCsoft West says the recently added gold rewards for dailies have solved an economic problem in the game, and it plans to gather more data before deciding how to “balance gold and material acquisition.”
The rest is a little less rosy. Readers may recall that last fall, the B&S Team slowed down the game’s content cadence to just once every two months. Now the studio says it needs to pull back a little more, with “two months out of 2023 with lighter content than.” [the studio] originally hoped.”
“There’s a lot of new content coming to Blade & Soul this year, and we’re excited for you to see those releases! However, we have decided to additionally prepare, test and adapt some of this content for North America and Europe. The first month with lighter content will be February, and the second is planned for September. We understand that less content is not desirable in any given month, but we are confident that the overall outcome for development cycles and your game cycles will be better into 2023 and beyond. Rest assured that we put all our efforts into making Blade & Soul as enjoyable as possible while respecting your daily time. To that end, the March update is packed with lots of new content that we can’t wait for you all to start playing.”
The team is promising another producer’s letter later in the year, along with a stream preview of upcoming content “towards the end of February.” The unsigned letter ends with a musical teaser from the March release.
https://massivelyop.com/2023/01/27/blade-soul-further-reduces-2023-content-plans-in-new-producer-letter/ Blade & Soul further scales back content plans for 2023 in new producer letter