Crusader Kings III Expansion Royal Court Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

Get ready console players.
Get ready console players. Paradox Interactive

Royal Court, the first major expansion for Crusader Kings 3, is finally coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, May 17. Once the expansion goes live, aspiring emperors and rulers can build new kinds of nations and accumulate artifacts.

Features of the Royal Court expansion include:

  • Throne Room
    • Available for king and emperor characters.
    • It's a visual representation of the royal court and reflects all the accumulated majesty and prestige of the dynasty.
  • Hold Court
    • Get to interact with vassals and courtiers as they come to you with their problems and seek a royal judgment.
  • Grandeur
    • Increase the quality-of-life at the court with fancier trappings and better food.
    • This is all to impress rivals and attract higher quality guests.
  • Inspired People
    • Talented artists, craftspeople, and thinkers can work on new projects.
    • They can also add treasures and artifacts to the court.
  • Inventory System
    • Commission and collect special weapons, armor, and regalia to outfit your character and increase their skills and prowess.
  • Hybrid Cultures
    • Make the most of a multicultural realm.
    • Develop a new way of life that's specifically adapted to the population and geography.
  • Cultural Divergence
    • Split from traditional culture and adapt it into something new that better fits your objective.

PC Version

Royal Court was first released on PC in February 2022, along with a free major update. It added more details alongside context for the game’s cultural system. There was also the addition of minor court positions, a character inventory system for weapons and armor, new events, and a way for players to design their own custom coat of arms.

Crusader Kings 3 was first released in 2020 on PC. Versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S were released in 2022. It's set in the Middle Ages with players starting the game as a character in 867 or 1066. Compared to the previous game, the game map in Crusader Kings 3 is four times more detailed.

Moreover, it's also slightly larger since it incorporates Europe, Asia, and Africa. When the character made by the players dies, they can still play the game but will take on the role of the heir of the character. The game eventually ends in 1453.

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