Paradox Interactive announced a new sequel to one of its most popular grandiose strategy series during PDXCON 2019, with Crusader Kings III officially confirmed for next year, including Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass. No video of the gameplay was revealed today, but a movie trailer can be seen below.
The studio called this the beginning of a new generation of great strategy games, featuring 3D character models, a deeper simulation and a more detailed map, among other enhancements, while retaining the usual elements of “medieval conquest, intrigue, religion and drama. " intact. The new player experience should also be greatly improved over previous games.
"Crusader Kings III is a great medieval simulator where you are free to live any plausible ruler fantasy we can imagine – but not without challenge," said game director Henrik Fåhraeus. “Watching the predecessor explode in popularity was very rewarding, especially considering that ease of use was never our primary goal. Now we have a chance to reach an even larger audience. ”
The Crusader Kings III will arrive on the PC in 2020, where it will arrive on Steam and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC signing.
In addition, Crusader Kings II was free to play on Steam forever, as part of the PDXCON and sequel celebrations, giving everyone a good opportunity to get into the grand strategy series.
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