Mount&Blade - Expansion Impressions @ Gamespot
Gamespot gives their brief impressions on the proposed multiplayer expansion for Taleworld's Mount & Blade in this article:
As well as the major[graphics and multiplayer capability] improvements, there will be plenty of tweaks to the Mount & Blade engine. The developers promise improved AI, enhanced combat, and easier modding tools for those who want to adapt the game. It's still early days for the Mount & Blade expansion, and there are plenty of questions yet to be answered, but we're promised a closed beta of the game in the next three months.