Recently, Stoic Studio’s John Watson confirmed that they’re planning a Banner Saga 3 release despite the sequel’s financial failure. Watson confirmed some things they’ve done wrong with Banner Saga 2 and plans to fix that on Banner Saga 3. At best, Banner Saga series fans still have something to look forward from the game’s developers.
“We Can’t Leave The Story Unfinished”
According to Gamesindustry’s interview with Watson, the Stoic co-founder said: “We have to do it… We set out to make this trilogy. We can’t leave the story unfinished”. Other than continuing the story, the interview strongly suggests that Stoic Studio is dead set on making Banner Saga 3 happen. Fans of the series may expect a Banner Saga 3 release soon.
Neglecting the Fanbase no more
According to Watson, they’ve focused too much on developing Banner Saga 2 and neglected on updating the fans on their development. Watson admits their shortcomings when he said:
“I think we just dropped the ball there,… We thought the audience would still just be there. We really neglected our community during the development of Banner Saga 2, because we were focusing on our work. I think that was a mistake. We all agree that was a mistake.”
Regardless if Banner Saga 2 added more features in the game, the players never knew it was coming so they couldn’t prepare. Hence, Banner Saga 2 flopped and Stoic Studio plans to fix it the next time around. At best, Stoic Studio may start using social media accounts or official sites to have a hub of information about the game’s availability.
Banner Saga 3
Stoic Studio has also confirmed that they’ll be using their own money to make this game done rather than running a crowdfunding campaign. Fans who want to see more Banner Saga or Stoic Studio works may want to support the studio in promoting the game. The 1.6 million downloads of Banner Saga 2 on Xbox Games with Gold means that they still have a large audience or at least people who recognize the game’s quality. For now, we’ll just have to wait for Stoic Studio’s next update about the Banner Saga 3 release.