As their player numbers continue climbing, Sandbox Interactive have just released a big mid-season update to Albion Online with Brimstone & Mist.
While they regularly released big free expansions, this is a smaller and more focused update that continues to refine lots of new features from previous upgrades. That said, it's still quite a big update by itself considering it's an interim update.
It adds in a: new boss, multiple new enemies, new traps, more locations to go fishing, you can now roast Chicken, Goose, and Pork to create a new food line and the same for some of the new Fish, the mini-map had a big refresh to improve visual quality and readability, an optional language filter, 3 additional Hardcore Expedition levels and much more. Full update notes can be found here.
Work has begun on the next update too, which will bring in a new and improved Faction Warfare system.
If you missed it, they also released a new development talk video shortly before this release with Game Director Robin Henkys, who goes over the challenges they've had over the last year and what else they're doing.
I actually jumped back into Albion Online recently to have a run around, as it's one game that you can often zone-out with quite nicely. The population growth is ridiculously clear, everywhere I went was busy with people chatting and running around. Nice to see an MMO that supports Linux doing so well overall.