Thank you for update on the current status of this game. Since Antiquity is one of my favourites eras, I still hope that Paradox will improve this game.
"Endgame states, gorged after decades of conflict and conquest, should resemble the Roman Republic at its zenith: incredibly powerful, unimaginably wealthy, but sclerotic, unwieldy, and fractious. The massive influx of wealth and slaves distorted the character of the Roman Republic beyond recognition; civil and social wars replaced the threat of external invasion; the loyalty of the legions turned from the central government to ambitious generals. As of right now, Imperator lacks the mechanics to accurately model such challenges to imperial consolidation in any meaningful way.
If Paradox could make it to the state even remotely close to this described above, I would be buying this game instantly.