In a tweet to a fan, Warhorse Studios revealed that they are close to unleashing an alpha version upon the world.
@TheHooh5 soon :). September/October to be more specific. We are all currently working on it.— Warhorse Studios (@WarhorseStudios) August 14, 2014
This is great news, as it means the game is well on schedule for a full release Q4 next year.
If you want to get in on the alpha goodness of realistic combat and life in Europe in the 15th century, you can still make pledges towards the game here.
The game has currently received backing from almost 3,800 people totalling $1,945,956. A $45 pledge gets you Alpha, along with a host of other great stuff.