So, considering that AHD has a relatively well balanced economy, that the latest patch 2.31 is quite stable and it does not look like there are many (serious) bugs still floating around, that the recent patches have introduced obvious things that the community was demanding including the Great War mechanics, and finally that we have been not hearing from developers for a while... can we argue that this game is at the end of its development cycle?
Now, of course, many us are expecting a new expansion, and there are two threads about what the community would like to see in it, but how reasonable would such an expectation be? Do we really think that an expanded timeline, colonization mechanics or WW1 scenario is for Paradox worth the effort of another expansion? The way I see it is, that with Johan's new "secret" project plus two teams working on extending two likely better selling games - CK2 and HoI3, with its latest expansion (I like V2 more but admittedly it's even more of a niche game than the other two or EU3) I do not see much future for Victoria 2, at the state. At most, I think we would get a small expansion/DLC for half the ttypical price (say half the price of AHD) with some minor things like a WW1 scenario plus related imperialism/colonization mechanics. Yet I see it unlikely.