Paradox Interactive has stopped growth on a number of unannounced video games in an effort to put extra sources into safer bets for the corporate’s income.
The writer introduced the cancellations in a press release on Thursday. Paradox says they’re nonetheless working on 15 new video games together with Victoria 3, Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Crusader Kings 3 on consoles, and the Shadowrun Trilogy on consoles. Paradox can also be working on many new DLCs.
Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester says the corporate is focusing extra on the corporate’s status for technique video games and making video games final lengthy after launch.
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“Paradox Interactive was born and raised in technique and administration video games,” Wester stated in a press launch. “It is the place we now have our coronary heart and our thoughts and we’re keen about making video games that our gamers can take pleasure in over a protracted time period. Therefore we now have sharpened our pipeline additional to be sure that the tasks with the best potential have the sources needed for the very best growth. We now have a promising recreation pipeline and I look ahead to sharing these video games with our gamers over the following few years.”
Paradox launched two video games in 2020: Empire of Sin and Crusader Kings III. Crusader Kings III obtained important acclaim and is the 11th best-reviewed game of 2020 on Metacritic. Paradox particularly mentions within the press launch that the Royal Court DLC continues to be in growth for Crusader Kings III.
The writer additionally launched the technique recreation Surviving the Aftermath in October 2020, however the recreation stays in early entry on the time of writing.
This change in route for Paradox could have been the inventive variations that led to Ebba Ljungerud resigning as CEO of Paradox in September due to the company’s new direction.
IGN’s 10 out of 10 Crusader Kings III review stated the sport, “takes the throne as the brand new king of historic technique.” Crusader Kings III has been announced for Xbox Series X/S and PS5 however doesn’t have a launch date presently. Until then, learn up on details of the upcoming Royal Court DLC.
Petey Oneto is a contract author for IGN.