Paradox cancels ‘several’ unannounced games to focus on its proven genres

Paradox Interactive has halted development of several unannounced games in an effort to put more resources into safer bets for the company’s profits.

The publisher announced the cancellations in a press release on Thursday. Paradox says they are still working on 15 new games, including Victoria 3, Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Crusader Kings 3 on consoles, and Shadowrun Trilogy on consoles. Paradox is also working on a lot of new DLC.

Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester says the company is focusing more on the company’s reputation in strategy games and making games last long after launch.

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Paradox released two games in 2020: Empire of Sin and Crusader Kings III. Crusader Kings III received critical acclaim and is 11th best reviewed game of 2020 on Metacritic. Paradox specifically mentions in the press release that the Royal Court DLC is still in development for Crusader Kings III.

The publisher also released the Surviving the Aftermath strategy game in October 2020, but the game remains in early access as of this writing.

This change of direction for Paradox may have been the creative differences that led Ebba Ljungerud to resign as CEO of Paradox in September due to the new direction of the company.

IGN’s 10 out of 10 review of Crusader Kings III said the game “takes the throne as the new king of historical strategy.” Crusader Kings III has been announced for Xbox Series X / S and PS5, but has no release date at this time. Until then, read the details of the upcoming Royal Court DLC.

Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.

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