In the last couple of months we introduced with Call of War 1.5 a brand new version of your favorite game. We revamped the balancing of the game, introduced new buildings and features, adjusted numerous maps, reworked the UI and much more. We did all this together with you and your feedback in mind, to keep Call of War as exciting and entertaining for you in the years to come as it has been in the previous five years of its lifetime.
We are very happy with what we achieved and will continue the journey, as recent changes opened development options for Call of War we couldn’t dare thinking of until now. With this article we would like to share with you the next steps regarding the New Call of War (CoW 1.5) and Call of War Classic (CoW 1.0).
This is the road ahead of us:
Maintaining two different versions of Call of War is a lot of work and the team had to realize that maintaining both is not feasible nor healthy in the long run. We thought about this very thoroughly, especially as this is a topic frequently discussed within the community as well. As new players already have exclusive access to the New Call of War, the following section addresses our veteran players, as nothing will change for players that are new to the game.
We developed the New Call of War together with the community and many of the new features, ideas and solutions implemented include a huge amount of community feedback. We would like to point out that across the board we were extremely happy and impressed about the community's involvement, dedication, and constructiveness along the way. Needless to say, that everyone here at Bytro wishes to continue with this.
You might have noticed that in the last couple of weeks we continued to update existing maps and events for the New Call of War. Beginning with November 2020 we will start to slowly phase out Call of War Classic by reducing the Classic map pool to only the most popular maps.
Call of War Classic will not disappear completely! It will be preserved in the state as veterans know it today and most popular Call of War Classic maps will be available, just not all the time anymore. No new features or bug fixes will be added to the Classic version anymore going forward though.
Eventually, in 2021 that is, the New Call of War will replace Call of War Classic, but we will keep the option to occasionally bring back Call of War Classic as Classic Events.
We know this might be disappointing for a few players, but we want to continue to be as transparent about the further development of the New Call of War as we have been in the last couple of months. We know there are diehard fans of Call of War Classic, but we don’t want to create false hopes nor do we want to make promises we already know we are unlikely to keep.
The future for Call of War is bright, and the new version of Call of War is just the beginning as we take things even further from here. The road to Call of War 2.0 is just about to start, and we are looking forward to share the exciting and ambitious plans we have for the future of this amazing game!
Your Bytro Team