Okay, here's the theory I said I had:
I think the new title of (the hoped to be) savage 3 would be either a recreation of savage 2 or a mix between savage 1 and 2
the reason for me to say that is mainly because
1.S2maliken really loves savage 2, he kept calling it his baby until right before 2014 (when he sort of denounced it from the s2games titles. Note that he did the same with savage xr)
2.after the success savage xr had he went on creating the next of the savage series
3. Savage 2 was not what the s2dev team planned the game to be, as far as I know savage 2 was to be in a scale of the battlefield series.
There were videos and pictures of mounted gameplay aside from what I have just showed
I was wondering have they released anything about the horses I've seen them riding in the videos and in sceenshots? If so is it scout only? Plus where do they come from do they spawn by a building or do they just wander?
Saddenly, there are no where to be found (or perhaps it's someone's wish to keep them a secret)
Not only that, they planned to have walls, gates, castles, and a big scale game like said above.
They had a lot of expectation to the game until the data loss right before the release (savage 2 is the salvaged remainings of the game they tried to build, and the release is just to gain the money they wasted creating it)
which creates the motive for maliken to recreate the game like he planned to make, now with nextgen technology and way more experince than what he had in the past.
and I think he is constantly bothered from what the game "Attempted to be" and not achieving the goals made for it.
"game with a lot of potential turns to be a big dissapointment"
I think due to the potential savage 2 had, and the success savage xr had he will go ahead and create some sort of a mix of the 2.
and now after creating HoN in a very proffesional way (well, HoN was designed better and created better as well) he might have the confidence to get back on the old savage project.
The game company after all is called s2games, and S represents savage (always have in my opinion)
S2maliken still calls himself maliken and not after some louzy hero he has on strife.
I don't think he ever let go on the savage series project
Another reason for me to suspect it's a recreation or a mix of the savage games is this
The last thread on the savage 2 forums.
Do you love Savage 2?
Does playing Savage 2 pain you?
What about your Savage 2 experience (not gameplay) frustrates you the most?
Have you ever experienced the quality, polish, stability, and optimization of Heroes of Newerth (which believe it or not is built on the same K2 engine that powers Savage 2)?
What if Savage 2 saw the same improvements in it's social aspects (buddy list, clan, IMs, chat, pre game interfaces, etc...), renderer improvements and optimizations, smoother netcode, all new super clean, scalable interfaces?
What if those improvements were underway?
He made one thread never posted there again, but I am positive he was reading all of the feedback from 2010 to 2012
Why not doing the same kind of thread on savage xr? That's because I think he knows where he got it right on savage xr.
savage 3 is not HoN nor Strife, I think these 2 games were meant to regain money from the fuck ups they had in savage 2.
and I believe they started to work on savage 3 since 2010 (if you do the math between the time it took them release savage 2 between savage 1 sums up to about 5 years, consider them making a small team for a secret project of savage 3 while the big team focuses on HoN and strife.
sums up to about 6-7 years.
Conclusion: savage 3 is still a secret project but soon to be released, therefore recent announcement for the "new title and that's all what I'm going to say".
They have worked on it for the past 5-6 years and will continue to work on it for presumabley another year, or maybe even 2 years.
We are to hope for castles, perhaps even mounts, more siege equipment, , human vs human games ( I mean come on, we'd all want to use the battering ram on an actual gate or a wall and not a fucking "building"), beasts vs beasts (if human can do it, why not beasts) games, and of course hums vs beasts (note on that, perhaps they will make more factions to make humans vs humans and beasts vs beasts a more logical place) knights, monsters, healers, wisards?.
everything is possible in this upcoming title.
this theory might be correct assuming maliken isn't fucking with us, and actually is going to announce a sequel for the savage series
in other words: none of this theory has any evidence supporting it, only information from the past and the fact he said the new title will excite long s2 fans.
This all could be wrong and we would fall down in dissapointment.