My God I hope he will! I can not be his spokesman, but I can not imagine he will leave us behind in case of Tales of Valor.
I don't want to over-step myself, particularly seeing as I haven't handled any 2.500 code in a finalized format...
That being said, if it is compatible with 2.400, which logically it should be since it's built on top of 2.400, Ewiger Krieg will likely carry over through Tales of Valor with little or no alteration necessary... (crosses fingers)
Now, as always there is a caveat, new campaigns, units, and abilities like "direct fire" (complete user control of an individual unit) are unknowns at this moment.
For instance, -some- special campaign features added, altered, or simply used differently may well need addressing.
The new units are -currently- slated to replace other units as you earn them, I don't like the idea of supplanting one unit for another, so if they -can- be in simultaneously I'd prefer that route, but I make no guarantees.
Finally, abilities like direct fire will hopefully be an overarching game mechanic completely independent of faction allegiances, as that would make it considerably easier and more plausible to keep things going. If it is more of a tangled mess than I would hope, it could well prove difficult or worse...
Again, like with discussion of the potential of a true, complete, and functional Object Editor (cue angels singing), I am reluctant to speak too much or promise anything until I know more about what I'm talking about. My father taught me that "your mouth is always just big enough to put your foot in". I would hate to over promise and under deliver.
[Edited by knightpress, 4/6/2009 2:28:04 PM]