What content had we received since launch? It's taken a year for much of real substance.
We had a map about 2 weeks after launch which was evidently already there and could have gone into the initial launch (what did they need the extra 2 weeks for?) All they had added up to my post which was 2 months ago were 4 maps and firestorm (with 1 added between now and then I think?). The guns they have brought in have generally been a bit lacklustre. Is there any way to tell what the player numbers are for firestorm? It's a shame we can't see how many people they had working on it when they could have been adding to the game in ways the players wanted.
To me the fact they are bringing so much new content out now and going forwards is a little bit late, you want to be doing that during the first year to retain players and to get new players interested.
Look at how much we have all played it in recent weeks, admittedly our little group will probably be on a fair bit this weekend but thats because there is a bit more fresh content
I think they have been somewhat fortunate that this year has generally not been the best for new titles otherwise their player base would have been much smaller by now.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the second year will be much better but next year also has so many new games to compete with, it seems to me it's more about business rather than producing something good, plenty of new content in the 2nd year to help interest players again ready for the launch of the new game. I mean bare in mind next year numbers may dwindle again when you have games like Last of us 2,FFVII remake, Watch dogs Legion, Rainbow six quarantine, Cyberpunk, Dying light 2 etc etc the list goes on.
I'm just not sure there is going to be enough in there to keep me away from the many great titles looking to come out next year (and that's prior to the next gen releases)