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Update: The same fellow I spoke to at Paradox just emailed in again, so we're now able to confirm Linux will be supported for Imperator: Rome! Here's what they said:

Paradox has confirmed that it plans to offer Imperator: Rome for Linux platforms

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Announced at the recent PDXCON, Imperator: Rome is a brand new title developed by Paradox Development Studio and publisher Paradox Interactive. Sadly, it seems they haven't made a decision on Linux support just yet.

We held off on announcing this initially, even though it has a Linux icon on the Paradox Store as not all Paradox titles are on Linux. Today, Paradox replied and here's what they told me:

Though, we have historically supported Linux in our internal development, we haven't made a decision yet for Imperator.

Hopefully they won't let their fans down in terms of Linux support, as I know many enjoy their games.

They released a teaser trailer, which doesn't really tell you anything at all. So here's a few screenshots:

In other Paradox news, Age of Wonders: Planetfall from developed Triumph Studios which is being published by Paradox Interactive was also announced. Sadly, that is only currently going to support Windows and they have not responded to my questions about Linux support.

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rustybroomhandle 22 May 2018 at 12:31 pm UTC
The thing with Age of Wonders: Planetfall is that it is also announced for XBox One, so in all likelihood, the Microsoft thing will happen where the dev/publisher is not even allowed to mention any non Microsoft platforms for a set period of time.
Stupendous Man 22 May 2018 at 2:09 pm UTC
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rustybroomhandleThe thing with Age of Wonders: Planetfall is that it is also announced for XBox One, so in all likelihood, the Microsoft thing will happen where the dev/publisher is not even allowed to mention any non Microsoft platforms for a set period of time.
And here I thought I was able to get away from Microsoft by not using their products. But no, they have a knack for showing their ugly head when you least expect it.
Mountain Man 22 May 2018 at 7:08 pm UTC
Oh, come on, Paradox! Haven't you guys taken enough of my time and money already?
Cyba.Cowboy 22 May 2018 at 9:14 pm UTC
I'm a big fan of anything relating to Ancient Rome and although we don't already know too much about this game, I'm excited for what it could potentially offer... I'll have to take a closer look when it comes out (*cough cough* on GOG.com *cough cough*).
Mountain Man 23 May 2018 at 1:35 am UTC
I'm curious how it's going to distinguish itself from Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.
slaapliedje 23 May 2018 at 4:10 am UTC
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wvstolzing
EikeWell, at least we have the 99th "retro inspired" whatever, don't we?

Yeah, but this one's probably 'inspired by' such retro titles as this: https://youtu.be/-Bd1tKfPr6s

I figured this is a given since Crusader Kings II begins about the time of the end of the Roman Empire. So not sure why it's 'retro inspired'.
slaapliedje 23 May 2018 at 4:12 am UTC
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Mountain ManI'm curious how it's going to distinguish itself from Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.

Makes perfect sense to me, this game deals with Roman times, CK2 is Dark/Middle Ages, Europa Universalis is from 1500(?) to WWII, Hearts of Iron is WWII. So only thing they'd be missing after this is from WWII era to Stellaris.

Basically making Civilization, one tech level at a time!
Hori 23 May 2018 at 6:59 am UTC
slaapliedje
Mountain ManI'm curious how it's going to distinguish itself from Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.

Makes perfect sense to me, this game deals with Roman times, CK2 is Dark/Middle Ages, Europa Universalis is from 1500(?) to WWII, Hearts of Iron is WWII. So only thing they'd be missing after this is from WWII era to Stellaris.

Basically making Civilization, one tech level at a time!
And then, potentially, one huge game to rule them all \o/. Expanding Rome from a small peninsula to the entirety of the galaxy. (Or starting as a primitive alien, even more interesting)


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Eike 23 May 2018 at 7:00 am UTC
slaapliedje
wvstolzing
EikeWell, at least we have the 99th "retro inspired" whatever, don't we?

Yeah, but this one's probably 'inspired by' such retro titles as this: https://youtu.be/-Bd1tKfPr6s

I figured this is a given since Crusader Kings II begins about the time of the end of the Roman Empire. So not sure why it's 'retro inspired'.

That referred to the original news which said Imperator: Rome might not be coming. Which would be one less in the occasional break from "retro inspired".
Mountain Man 23 May 2018 at 3:01 pm UTC
slaapliedje
Mountain ManI'm curious how it's going to distinguish itself from Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.

Makes perfect sense to me, this game deals with Roman times, CK2 is Dark/Middle Ages, Europa Universalis is from 1500(?) to WWII, Hearts of Iron is WWII. So only thing they'd be missing after this is from WWII era to Stellaris.

Basically making Civilization, one tech level at a time!

I mean in terms of gameplay and not just setting. Crusader Kings II is an RPG/dynasty simulator. Europa Universalis IV is about the politics and economic management of a nation. Heats of Iron IV focuses on the build up to and execution of war including complex battle strategies. What will be the gameplay focus of Imperator: Rome?
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