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02 Jul

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We sat down with Professor Anthony Kaldellis from the University of Chicago to talk about the Byzantine Empire, the medieval incarnation of the Roman Empire and the inspiration behind our upcoming expansion for Crusader Kings III: Roads to Power.

Learn more about the history, system of government, and religions of one of history's greatest empires!






Join the conversation and connect with other Paradox fans on our social media channels! Official Forums[for... Read more

25 Jun

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Good day, everyone!

I'm Cordelion: we’ve not had the pleasure of meeting before, and that’s because since I joined Paradox last year I’ve been working almost exclusively on the new start date and its two bookmarks that will be releasing as part of the free update alongside Roads to Power. I’ve been closely following what you have to say about it and I cannot overstate just how happy I am to see people excited by it, and so today it will be my pleasure and honor to give you a closer look at all it has to offer.

Discuss Dev Diary #150 on our forums![pdxint.at]


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18 Jun

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Salutations! Welcome back as we take another look at all things Byzantium and how our new government, Administrative, works. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you first go and read up on our previous Dev Diary and Part 1, posted last week.

As with last week, please keep in mind the following:

  • All of the included screenshots show a work in progress and do not necessarily represent the final product, as we are still heavily at work on the expansion itself.
  • This is especially true when it comes to several aspects of the UI, such as layouts and visuals. We believe that showing what we have right now, even if not final, gives you a much better idea of what you can expect.
  • All values and numbers in these screenshots are subject to balancing and will likely change before release.

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11 Jun

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Greetings Crusaders!

My name is Emil, resident game designer here on Crusader Kings III. Today I’m joined by Chad, my fellow game designer and comrade in arms when it concerns all things Byzantium, to invite all of you, from the most distant governors of our great empire to the esteemed nobles residing here in the capital, to our first in-depth dev diary for our upcoming Major Expansion Roads to Power.

Discuss Dev Diary #148 on our forums![pdxint.at]



More specifically, we’ll be going over a brand-new government type: the Administrative Government. All... Read more

03 Jun

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Admiral Boysen said: I thought next Tuesday was tomorrow?
No, that's this Tuesday. Next Tuesday is on the 11th.

(In all seriousness, the ambiguity is why we specified the date on top of it.)  
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See the World, Seize the Purple! The glory and might of the Byzantine Empire take center stage in the latest Major Expansion for Crusader Kings III.

Rule from Constantinople through the new Administrative Government type and experience a variety of new Byzantine-themed events and flavor, or be truly daring and live a life where your noble reputation is not tied to the land, roaming the map as an Adventurer for hire.

Roads to Power releases on September 24th, but you can purchase Chapter III right now to get the free Instant Unlock Couture of the Capets and receive all of the Chapter content within it as it releases throughout the year.

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Hello everyone! We're pleased to announce that the next Major Expansion for Crusader Kings III, Roads to Power, will be releasing on Steam and Microsoft on September 24th!


See the World, Seize the Purple! The glory and might of the Byzantine Empire take center stage in the latest expansion for Crusader Kings III. Rule from Constantinople through the new Administrative Government type and experience a variety of new Byzantine-themed events and flavor, or be truly daring and live a life where your noble reputation is not tied to the land, roaming the map as an Adventurer for hire.

Roads to Power features include:

  • Administrative Government: Experience medieval rule outside of the feudal system with new styles of empire management. A web of Governors jockeys for position in the empire with intrigue and power, sometimes rewarding merit and s...
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30 May

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AlfredRWallace said: Really cool! Never expected such an elaborate process. Creating a 3D scene in blender to then recreate it in 2D kinda feels like that one Spongebob scene.

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One advantage is that it makes it easier for certain characters to remain consistent between different pieces.

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Hello everyone! Ahead of our release date announcement for Roads to Power, we decided to give everyone a peek behind the curtain and see some of the stages our keyart for Roads to Power went through before reaching the final version we revealed yesterday. While this won't be as detailed as art featurettes we've done in the past (such as the Lady of Shalott from Legends of the Dead), we hope you still find it interesting and informative about the artistic process.





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29 May

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ruler Designer Community Contest! We're pleased to announce the following winners who will be receiving a Chapter III Steam key. From left to right, the winning rulers are:

Samanta Jwala II Vikrānta Pulī by @Zayd
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17 May

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Ruler Designer Community Contest​


We want to see your custom CK3 rulers! Recreating history in the footsteps of a historical ruler can be fascinating, but we all know there’s a certain thrill to shaping your ideal ruler from scratch and forging a unique legacy to remember through each decision.

To Enter​

Share an image of your favorite, unmodded custom ruler with a sentence or two about them as a reply to this post.

The Prize​

A Steam key for Crusader Kings III’s ... Read more

09 May

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Experience the medieval era in Crusader Kings III for FREE this weekend on Steam!
If you’ve been thinking about trying Crusader Kings III (or trying to talk your friends into it), now’s the perfect time with our 1.12.5 Update. Take command of your house and grow your dynasty across nearly 600 years of history at no cost until Monday, May 13.

Additionally, select Crusader Kings III content is on sale this weekend, so you can continue your journey with 60% off of the base game, or expand your collection further with discounts on additional content for the game.



Take the Quiz, Win Prizes ... Read more

08 May

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Hello everybody! Today we're releasing Update 1.12.5 for PC. This update brings adjustments to plagues, event frequency (are there no sick houses?), and various balance changes. This update also includes new historic event chains for our Legends of Crusader Kings III characters, as well as an additional "express" version of the tutorial. Check the changelog below for precise update information!

We hope this helps alleviate some of the pain points you've reported to us since the release of Legends of the Dead. As always, if you encounter any issues after today's update then please ensure you're running a fresh save with no mods enabled, and then report the problem to us if it persists!



1.12.5 Update Changelog​
Game Content​
  • Added a few historically-inspired events for Matilda di Canossa, Robert the Fox, Yahya Dhunnunid, a...
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07 May

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Hello everybody! Today we're releasing Update 1.12.5 for PC. This update brings adjustments to plagues, event frequency (are there no sick houses?), and various balance changes. This update also includes new historic event chains for our Legends of Crusader Kings III characters, as well as an additional "express" version of the tutorial. Check the changelog below for precise update information!

We hope this helps alleviate some of the pain points you've reported to us since the release of Legends of the Dead. As always, if you encounter any issues after today's update then please ensure you're running a fresh save with no mods enabled, and then report the problem to us if it persists!



1.12.5 Update Changelog​

Game Content​

  • Added a few historically-inspired events for Matilda di Canossa, Robert the Fox, Yahya Dhunnunid, and Vratislav of Bohemia. Events include themes such as...
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30 Apr

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Greetings! This Dev Diary will be a mixed bag of various things - there’s a lot going on, and therefore a lot to talk about. I want to take this opportunity to address feedback, talk design philosophy, shine some light on how we’re working, set some expectations for Roads to Power, tease some things coming in the future, and show off the 1.12.5 changelog for a free update happening on May 8th. In other words, this will be a big and a little bit all-over-the-place diary, but bear with me.

Discuss Dev Diary #147 on our forums![pdxint.at]



To start off, let's talk about ... Read more

03 Apr

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Hello, everyone!

We have an important update to share today for people looking to get into Crusader Kings III for the first time: we're retiring the old Royal Edition and replacing it with a new Starter Edition for our game. This new edition is designed to offer a comprehensive and value-packed entry point for new players, ensuring access to the best of what Crusader Kings III has to offer from the get-go.




Included with Crusader Kings III: Starter Edition
Crusader Kings III Base Game
  • Whether you start as a lowly count or a mighty emperor, no throne is safe as you compete for power against thousands of other nobles for prestige and dominance. Write your own histories, with a wide range of personality types, ambitions, and cultural preferences. Play as a haughty duke, a pious prince, or a cunning queen, and then play as their heir as the wheel of time grinds on.
Tours and Tournaments
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Traxium318 said: So It's like a highly curated walkthrough? Like new events and options for them? A more railroaded experiencia?
Curated? Yes. There will be new events and the like specifically for these characters. Railroaded? Not at all. The strength of Crusader Kings has always been the ability to define your own course through history, and that's something we'll continue to encourage new players to do.  
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AlfredRWallace said: Oy! What's this now then?

Advance notice of an initiative that'll be playing out over the following months to make the game more accessible to new players. We're sprucing up the Rags to Riches bookmark characters and making them more distinct gameplay-wise from each other, in order to better highlight the different ways you can approach CK3.  
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Are you stepping into the vast and intricate world of Crusader Kings III for the first time? We understand that beginning your journey into the Middle Ages can be daunting; That's why we're excited to introduce Legends of Crusader Kings III, a specially crafted initiative to ease new players into the game's rich historical tapestry and complex gameplay mechanics.

We've selected five legendary characters from the game's extensive roster, each offering a unique perspective on the medieval world and showcasing different aspects of gameplay. Whether it's military conquest, deft diplomacy, or intricate plotting, these legends serve as both a tutorial and a teaser of the possibilities that lie ahead.

There's news for existing players as well: these characters are set to receive comprehensive overhauls as part of a free update in May, enhancing their stories and gameplay even further.

The journey doesn't end with these legends, though. Crusader Kings III is about c... Read more
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Are you stepping into the vast and intricate world of Crusader Kings III for the first time? We understand that beginning your journey into the Middle Ages can be daunting; That's why we're excited to introduce Legends of Crusader Kings III, a specially crafted initiative to ease new players into the game's rich historical tapestry and complex gameplay mechanics.

We've selected five legendary characters from the game's extensive roster, each offering a unique perspective on the medieval world and showcasing different aspects of gameplay. Whether it's military conquest, deft diplomacy, or intricate plotting, these legends serve as both a tutorial and a teaser of the possibilities that lie ahead.

There's news for existing players as well: these characters are set to receive comprehensive overhauls as part of a free update in May, enhancing their stories and gameplay even further.

The journey doesn't end with thes... Read more