Just a quick question as i have been just getting into AI War. And the strategies are all new, but interesting. So far I have been taking it very, very carefully and so far i am still alive.
But wanted to ask if after AVWW is up and launched, and i guess there will be a certain period of time getting expansions set up for it, but i was just wondering if you had considered an AI War 2 yet?
There will never, ever, be an AI War 2. We only make expansions for it. Why? Because with a sequel you lose all the content from the first game, whereas with expansions you get new stuff AND get to keep the old. I never plan to do a sequel to any game I ever work on; expansions, sure, but never sequels.
Of course, if hardware changes a ton and someday there is a way to do really amazing 3D for super cheap, and we want to re-visualize things in a new fashion, then maybe we'd do a sequel then. But that sort of leap hasn't happened in the last 20 years of hardware development, and short of that I don't see doing sequels. I much prefer deepening the investment of players and our own developers into the existing game, and making it ever bigger and better.
Same kind of reason why you likely won't ever see a Dwarf Fortress 2 -- why would you? Dwarf Fortress itself has never stopped growing, etc.