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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:

There's more, including some big starter packs with the base game + DLC expansions for multiple titles. Head on over to the Humble Store page, GOG store page or the Steam sale page for all the info.

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mcphail 18 October 2019 at 8:35 am UTC
This remains the best game I've played on Linux. Going Free to Play might scupper the hope of a complete edition anytime soon but it is hard to be churlish when they're offering so much content for no money at all.
Purple Library Guy 18 October 2019 at 8:35 am UTC
I have Crusader Kings II but I'm afraid to start playing it. I need to keep some of my hours for other things.
mcphail 18 October 2019 at 8:42 am UTC
Purple Library GuyI have Crusader Kings II but I'm afraid to start playing it. I need to keep some of my hours for other things.

"Other Things" are overrated when you're about to burn Burgundy for insulting your great grandmother.
Eike 18 October 2019 at 8:45 am UTC
mcphail
Purple Library GuyI have Crusader Kings II but I'm afraid to start playing it. I need to keep some of my hours for other things.

"Other Things" are overrated when you're about to burn Burgundy for insulting your great grandmother.

Absolutely, you need to set priorities...!
Philadelphus 18 October 2019 at 10:05 am UTC
mcphailThis remains the best game I've played on Linux. Going Free to Play might scupper the hope of a complete edition anytime soon but it is hard to be churlish when they're offering so much content for no money at all.
I don't know, multiple people on the forums are prophesying that this means the end of development on it (and thus a complete edition might be closer than we think). It's had two fairly meaty free patches since the last DLC, back in…the early part of the year? *checks wiki* Wait, Holy Fury came out about a week shy of a whole year ago‽ Wow. No announcement of any kind of upcoming DLC in that time, which is unusually long. In fact there's been a lot of radio silence on the forums from the devs for a while now…

Thus the speculation that this signals the announcement of CK III at PDXCon this weekend. I dunno if I 100% agree—could be that they've simply been saving an announcement of the next DLC for PDXCon—but I guess we'll find out soon enough.
SadL 18 October 2019 at 10:45 am UTC
While laughing (I was still thinking about that Burgundy burning joke..) I saw that "Europa Universalis IV: Collection" on steam only has a windows icon.. I got really confused so I investigated..it looks like e-books are a windows only thing..they have some really strange technology that can read some mysterious files called pdfs..I kid you not..

In all seriousness..This is a great game. As it turns out I really enjoy roll-playing a whole dynasty in medieval times. Paradox games give you lots of freedom and choices. I do not think we will get CK3 now though.

PS: Totally forgot.. did you guys know that gog is giving The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for free? (after you subscribe to their newsletter) link (Non native but.. It looks like it works with wine so..)


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Eike 18 October 2019 at 10:56 am UTC
SadLWhile laughing (I was still thinking about that Burgundy burning joke..) I saw that "Europa Universalis IV: Collection" on steam only has a windows icon.. I got really confused so I investigated..it looks like e-books are a windows only thing..they have some really strange technology that can read some mysterious files called pdfs..I kid you not..

Doesn't sound like something that will ever become widely accepted...
Hori 18 October 2019 at 11:55 am UTC
I'm hyped af for CK3.

I love CK2 but and its still up-to-date, except for the engine.
There are a few things from Imperator that I would DEFINETELY like to see in CK3, first being the absolutely huge and detailed world maps. Maybe even the pops system which they seem to like a lot nowadays, and while CK2 certainly had eugenics in regards to characters, it had a pretty basic one for demographics.

However, I do hope that it will have a better DLC model than CK2. That thing was just too overwhelming for everyone but their loyal fans. I'm confident that they will change it, though, but we'll see if it will be good enough (or worse).

In any case, I'm very much looking forward for a CK3, but my wallet certainly isn't


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Dunc 18 October 2019 at 12:14 pm UTC
Purple Library GuyI have Crusader Kings II but I'm afraid to start playing it. I need to keep some of my hours for other things.
That's the trouble with it. I've had it almost since it came out, and I've only played one game right through from start to finish. Okay, that accounted for about 250 hours, and the mighty Hiberno-Hellenic Empire of Britannia came to be the greatest in all Christendom, but still... one game.
Mal 18 October 2019 at 12:21 pm UTC
Quoteso perhaps it will be the next Crusader Kings?

World of Crusader Kings for PC(EGS), PS4, XBOX1, Apple and Android.


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