Crusader Kings III will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X on March 29, 2022. Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio announced the release date of their grand strategy game in the Crusader Kings series is arriving on consoles in a press release earlier today:
“In partnership with the development team at Lab42, Paradox has adapted the dynamic and ever changing gameplay of Crusader Kings III to a new environment, taking advantage of the unique characteristics of console play. Few other games have as rich a tapestry of strategic options, with political marriages to bind noble houses, brutal wars to enforce quasi-legal claims, personal relationships to unite a fractured realm and even subtle scheming to undermine or eliminate rivals.”
Crusader Kings III is a grand strategy game currently available for PC. Paradox highlighted how the game would be adapted to PS5 and Xbox Series X and Series S hardware capabilities:
“Crusader Kings III on console features an adapted interface and control scheme specifically tailored to larger screens and console gamepads. The all-new control map lets players quickly and easily navigate the game’s menus via triggers, bumpers, and quick flicks of the analog stick. The console edition also utilizes the key capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, like super-fast load times for a seamless gameplay experience as well as Haptic and Adaptive Trigger controller feedback. Players will be able to switch between gameplay and other applications, like YouTube, using Quick Resume, where they can consult a tutorial on how to quell a peasant revolt.”
PlayStation players get a unique feature
According to the press release, PS5 players will get a unique experience involving Crusader Kings III‘s stress mechanic. The DualSense controller reportedly responds to stress by increasing resistance to the controller’s adaptive triggers. How this factors into gameplay remains to be seen. How the DualSense controller will react to other in-game events in a similar manner will surely be interesting.
Crusader Kings III is available for pre-order on PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series S.