Crusader Kings 3 has sold over 1 million copies, marking another success for publisher Paradox Interactive.
Crusader Kings 3’s great performance was revealed in the publisher’s latest financial report, which also notes that its revenue during the third quarter of 2020 saw a 75% increase, as compared to the same period in 2019.
“The successful launch of Crusader Kings III is another proof of the value in owning and methodically developing our franchises. Crusader Kings III is, like most of our successful games, the result of several iterations of the game. Often the first game in a franchise is not a success, but instead lays the foundation for future sequels by building a player base, a brand, and the knowledge to gradually develop better games.” CEO Ebba Ljungerud said.
Crusader Kings 3 Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies
But while CK III perfomed well and the company continues to see financial growth, the same report reveals that Paradox has also cancelled an unannounced game.
The publisher didn’t share many details about the now-cancelled project, aside from mentioning that it was developed by a third party studio.
“An important task in our business is to decide when we should continue to develop a game to take advantage of the long-term potential we see in the franchise, and when it is better to cancel further development and instead reallocate resources to projects that are expected to provide better returns.” the report reads.
“During the quarter, we decided to cancel further development of an unannounced externally developed game. As a consequence, we wrote down the full value of the game in September, which has reduced the quarter’s earnings by SEK 28 million.”
Crusader Kings III is one of the best games we’ve played this year, the third entry expanding on key aspects of the series in some rather interesting ways.
If you’ve yet to try it out or simply want a reminder on what it has to offer, give our review a read.
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