Here is a snippet from this interview, if you have missed it;https://dtf.ru/games/1043132-bolshe-syuzheta-i-vernost-pervoistochniku-intervyu-s-razrabotchikami-total-war-warhammer-iiiShould we expect a Mortal Empires campaign that brings all three games together?
P: Certainly, although not immediately on release. We won't reveal dates or other details just yet, but from the very beginning, when we worked on the first Total War: WARHAMMER, we wanted to present this franchise in a worthy manner. We had plans for three games, which then had to come together in one giant map that united this entire universe, and now we, we will certainly do so. So you can look forward to dripping with all the factions from all three installments, plus a few more that we have created in collaboration with Games Workshop specifically for the upcoming Mortal Empires.
"But we still have room to grow. Even Cathay has additional content that we would like to include in the game through DLC, and we hope that Warhammer fans will see, if not all, then much of what they hoped to see. You can definitely count on the fact that some factions that are well-established in the setting, and have not received their own army roster, will get into the game. "
Now, in many ways this is great news (assuming it's completely true). It shows that CA and GW are working together on bringing to life even more races, much in the vein of Vampire Counts, Norsca, Cathay. It also shows that the limitations on the WH3 map aren't that relevant to what is coming, as they are meant for the larger New Mortal Empires.
However, I did realize one thing; this is assumedly going to be DLC, and Mortal Empires will only be playable for owners of all three games (or at least, game 2 and 3). It's hard to imagine CA creating a new race and then limiting their buyers to only those who have multiple games.
So I don't think it will be, it will probably be DLC that works for those who own just WH3... but that doesn't work right, if it's just for Mortal Empires, and there is no room for them on the main WH3 map? And then it clicked; they will probably appear as DLC for Warhammer 3, but will have a mini-campaign for folks to play if you just own game WH3.
CA has clearly shown they're not giving up on mini-campaigns, as there are 4 campaigns coming with the launch of WH3. By creating more mini-campaigns for new races, they don't need to expand the map of game 3, they just need to have Mortal Empires be big.
So for example, a Nippon DLC. Right now in WH3, there's no room for them on that map. But if there is room for them on the New Mortal Empires map, they work. But to also sell to exclusive Wh3 owners, I see CA including a mini-campaign that is the coast of Cathay, possibly even designed with the 8 players in mind. That way, they can still sell to WH3 owners and not just owners of all three games.
Am I onto something here, or is this complete nonsense?