Crusader Kings 3 Coming to Next-Gen Consoles March 29

Prepare for a new experience.
Prepare for a new experience. Paradox Interactive

Crusader Kings 3 is coming to next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S March 29. With this, a new group of players now have the chance to try and build their very own dynasty in this historical strategy game.

The console version makes use of an adapted interface along with a control scheme customized for larger screens and console gamepads. There’s a new control map where players can navigate through the game’s menu with the use of triggers, bumpers, and quick flicks of the analog stick.

It goes without saying that this version utilizes the key capabilities of both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. An example would be the fast load times to allow a seamless gameplay experience. Players can also enjoy the Haptic and Adaptive Trigger controller feedback. There’s also the ability to switch between gameplay and other applications, including YouTube where players can go for a quick tutorial.

PS5 Experience

Those who have the PS5 console can experience the stress mechanics through the DualSense controllers which can physically react to what’s happening in the game. The more stress a character gets, the more resistance is applied to the DualSense controller’s Adaptive Triggers.

PS5 also has Activities and Game Help which assists new players in their first steps to building a kingdom.

Game Features

Features of the game include:

  • Character Focused Gameplay
    • Every character has their own unique personality.
    • Events and options are determined mainly by the type of character the player chooses.
  • Infinite Possibilities
    • Play as any noble house from Iceland to India, Finland to Central Africa, spanning over five centuries.
    • Interact with wandering guests, stubborn children, devious spymasters, and even saintly holy men.
  • Waging War
    • Rally vassals and raise men-at-arms to besiege enemy castles or put down rebellions.
    • Personal prowess on the battlefield can give great honor. Strategic planning is often the path to victory.
  • Royal Marriages
    • Don’t forget to stamp the royal seal on the crests of kingdoms and duchies far and wide.
    • Marry for power and raise children to press claims on new lands.
  • Saints and Sinners
    • Keep faith with religious leaders or perform great crimes in the interest of the state.
    • When the going gets tough, embrace heresy or craft a new religion more in line with the character’s priorities.

For those interested, pre-orders are now being accepted for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Crusader Kings 3 was first released on PC.

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