Crusader Kings II Turns Three, Outliving Hundreds of Inconvenient Nephews
New Infographic Shows Tens of Thousands of Players Still Scheming, Week Long Sale Begins Today
STOCKHOLM – February 13, 2015 – This weekend, Paradox Development Studio is marking the third anniversary of its much-loved medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings II. Since its release in February 2012, Crusader Kings II has become a game recognized worldwide for its clever mixture of high politics, low scheming, immersive role-playing and thrilling stories. That’s three years of usurping thrones, marrying for power, converting pagans and throwing heirs off of parapets. The royal life is a challenging one.
Data compiled by the studio shows that Crusader Kings II has sold 1.1 million copies of the base game and over 2.5 million copies of its various expansions. If you include the cosmetic DLC for sale, that adds up to over 8 million add-ons for the base game. Over the last year of its lifetime, Crusader Kings II is still averaging over a hundred thousand monthly active users on Steam – a clear sign that a vast audience is still finding something special in what has sometimes been seen as a “niche” title.
Our spymaster has put together an infographic filled with even more sales and player data on Crusader Kings II as well as a timeline showing how CK2 has grown from a county to a kingdom over the last three years, view it here: