Paradox Interactive announced today that following the recent release of Wards & Wardens for Crusader Kings III, that on the 3 year mark they've now hit 3 million sales. Crusader Kings III has Native Linux support, and it is rated Steam Deck Playable by Valve.
In all the madness of the recent releases, I also totally missed covering that Crusader Kings III: Wards & Wardens along with the free 1.10.0 "Quill" update went out towards the end of August. Some of the free stuff for all players includes:
- A new system for rulers giving or trading Hostages brings a new side of historical medieval politics to life - Hostages are powerful tools for ensuring peace, as they can be executed during wars to make your enemy suffer a great blow to their morale and stability. Hostages can be identified by a new portrait icon.
- They can be demanded, exchanged, or even used to bargain beneficial peace deals during wars!
- Having Hostages of notable status will reward you with both prestige and renown.
- While hostages are most often children, there’s no guarantee that their warden will send them back as they come of age… after all, they are great bargaining chips!
- The new Perpetual Hook type lies in-between Weak and Strong Hooks, acting like a Weak hook that can be re-used every few years.
- A new Adoption interaction allows certain rulers to bring in new members to their family and dynasty. Characters with the Compassionate trait or of a culture. with certain Traditions can Adopt, but the restrictions can also be tightened or removed via a new Game Rule!
- A new Eccentric personality trait allows characters with it to develop their Lifestyles with ease at the cost of public perception, as their methods might be seen as erratic and odd! Several new event options have been added for the trait, and some of the more ‘out there’ events have been updated to require this trait to fire.
- Added 6 new events to the Pet Cat story Cycle.
From the 3 million sales / 3 year anniversary press release:
"The last three years have been very busy and very exciting, and it's thrilling to see so many people enjoy what we have built,” says Alex Oltner, Game Director for Crusader Kings III. “Crusader Kings III is a very special game that has something to appeal to almost everyone - conquerors, builders, storytellers, and romantics. The response to our recent Tours & Tournaments expansion has been especially gratifying and we have so many more ideas we want to bring to life. Our entire team is grateful to everyone who has helped make Crusader Kings III what it has become."
Own up, how many hours do you have in Crusader Kings III on Linux? What's your wildest story from it so far?