Paradox Interactive’s medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings III has now sold two million units, making it one of the fastest Paradox titles to hit that landmark number only a year and a half after it’s release. A game of almost endless variety and potential for story-telling, Crusader Kings III launched to critical acclaim and succeeded in reaching a new generation of strategy gamers. I’ve found the significant improvements to the interface and tutorial has made Crusader Kings III a far more accessible entry to the series, which would seem to be borne out by these sales numbers.
“Two million is a huge milestone for us on the Crusader Kings team,” says Game Director Alex Oltner. “It’s a strong vote of confidence from the community at large, and we’re overjoyed that our games can reach such a wide audience. This is good not only for us, but for strategy games in general, I think. We have big plans for CK3, and it’s good to know that so many people will be taking this journey with us.”
Last month’s release of Royal Court, the first major expansion for Crusader Kings III, was also a cause for celebration, as that add-on has already topped one million sales, which is an impressive attachment rate. Royal Court added new ways to rule your realm from your own throne room, including major changes to the game’s culture system and adding artefact items.
Soon, aspiring emperors will be able to manage their brave knights and scheming courtiers on the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Developed in partnership with Lab42 Studios, the console adaptation of this beloved strategy role-playing experience will bring even more subjects under the mostly benevolent rule of a game that has entertained gamers around the world for millions of hours.
Scheduled for release on March 29, 2022, the console adaptation of Crusader Kings III is available for pre-order on both systems, and for pre-loading on Xbox Series X|S machines.
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