It's Friday morning, I've got my coffee ready so let's go over what's going on what Paradox Interactive. They've got a lot going on right now!
Firstly, it seems Crusader Kings II has gone fully free to play. This doesn't appear to be time limited either, the Steam store page properly states it's "Free To Play" and on Twitter, the Crusader Kings official account said "This is not a joke - Crusader Kings 2 is free to play!".
Considering it has a rather large amount of DLC, it's seven years old and it's been given out temporarily free for keeps before, it seems like a good idea to set the base game free for everyone now. Looks like a ton of the DLC is also 50% off.
Speculation time: we also know that Paradox Development Studio will be announcing a new title at PDXCON this weekend, so perhaps it will be the next Crusader Kings? We already know it's not Victoria 3 and according to my check on SteamDB, Paradox just setup Crusader Kings as a Franchise on Steam. All this together, certainly seems like Crusader Kings III could be what's coming.
Plenty of Paradox games are on sale on Steam too like:
- Prison Architect - 75% off
- Shadowrun Returns - 75% off
- Stellaris - 75% off
- BATTLETECH - 66% off
- Surviving Mars - 66% off
- Tyranny - 50% off
- Pillars of Eternity - 40% off
- Imperator: Rome - 33% off