The future of Command Ops
|The Stolberg Corridor: This scenario is included in the Westwall and details the fighting outside of Aachen in September 1944.|
I love Command Ops but almost never play it now. That is amazing because I basically spent all of 2014-5 playing it, creating scenarios for it and musing about it's future or lack thereof.
I do not love Command Ops 2. The game is essentially the same, with some improvements but it's new publisher smartly released it for free with some stock scenarios and then re-released all of the old content plus some new stuff (see the screen above) for a reduced price that better fits the marketplace (kudos to David Heath!).
The base game is still charming but CO2 symbolizes for me how gaming companies can go off the rails with patches and updates (there were years of these) while failing deliver on the wider promise of said wargaming engine by delving into new content (which you have said for years is just over the horizon).
I am writing about Command Ops today because there is some discussion in the forums that CO might not continue. If that is true, I hope that Dave and company will consider releasing the almost complete Eastern Front game and whatever else they have (by the way I have seen the Eastern Front stuff and it is already awesome). I would pay for this content even if it is half-baked or doesn't have mounted ops. After all, this is just a game and I don't need the most accurate simulation of command and control warfare ever built, I just want to continue playing.