The Standoff website has updated their progress tally for the upcoming second episode. Work still continues, so no firm release date has been set yet, but the team has released a variety of new screenshots to tide of anxious fans.
You can check specific progress and find more screenshots at the Standoff website here. On the subject of game upgrades being introduced in episode 2, Eder had this to say.
The updated files will be included in the episode 2 package, and they will also affect episode 1. The same holds true for most changes we've been making to the game: as long as you have the latest episode installed, the entire game will be as up-to-date as possible.
The late addition of New Constantinople to our last poll turned out to be quite popular, but Perry Naval Base came out on top. Every option had its fans, and no choice completely bombed out. Maybe you can keep a Blackmane down though.
Our next poll asks what sort of thing would be most likely to get you out of your house or across the planet to a Wing Commander fan gathering. If it's just money holding you back from attending DragonCon each year, the first option is for you. The other choices were popular requests in our old convention survey.