and to get the shanty town we lost the space assault map/mode.
yeah.... not even close to a fair trade.
stahl said season 9 will be pvp.
-now taking bets-
I don't know, it might happen with Season 9.
Course, don't forget he doesn't want to call them seasons anymore... so it may very well happen with Season 9 - just a case that S7 was the last season.
Though, it was also mentioned that they might return to calling them seasons and there might even be a mix of seasons and other updates.
Figure there's the May Update, the Summer Event, maybe slip in S8 before the Winter Event, then we have the 4th Anniversary, another May Update, another Summer Event, and then S9 before the next Winter Event...