Crusader Kings 3 Now on Next-Gen Consoles

An upgrade.
An upgrade. Paradox Interactive

Good news for players of next-gen consoles. You now have a chance to see if you have what it takes to build your very own dynasty. That’s because Crusader Kings 3 is now available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

In the game, players get to lead a royal family through the centuries, controlling characters and their heirs as they try to establish and protect their claims to land, titles, and of course, glory. There are different ways to win the game, and it all depends on how players react to the situation.

Next-Gen Features

The console version features an adapted interface along with a control scheme tailored to larger screens and console gamepads. It also uses what next-gen consoles can offer, such as Haptic and Adaptive Trigger controller feedback and fast load times. For the Xbox Series X/S, players can switch between gameplay and other applications.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 5 users can experience the game’s stress mechanics themselves, especially as the DualSense controllers physically react to in-game events as they unfold. The more stress a character has accrued, the more resistance is applied to the DualSense controller’s Adaptive Triggers. The PS5’s Activities and Game Help also provide a platform to assist new players as they take their first steps in the world of Crusader Kings.

Game Features

Features of the game include:

  • Character Focused Gameplay
    • Every character played or interacted with has its own unique personality.
    • Events and options are determined mainly by the type of person the player is.
  • ​Infinite Possibilities
    • Choose noble houses from Finland to Central Africa and Iceland to India.
    • Interact with wandering guests, stubborn children, spymasters, and even holy men in an elaborate tapestry of medieval life.
  • Waging War
    • Gather the vassals and rally them while also raising men-at-arms to besiege enemy castles or put down rebellions.
    • Personal prowess on the battlefield can win great honor, but strategic planning is the path to victory.
  • Royal Marriages
    • Players can spread their DNA throughout the world and stamp their 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 the religious leaders or perform great crimes in the interest of the state.
    • When the going gets tough, players can always embrace heresy or craft a new religion more in line with their character’s priorities.

Crusader Kings 3: Royal Court is priced at $29.99. The game was released in 2020 and is available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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