Paradox Interactive today announced that Crusader Kings II has now sold over one million copies worldwide.
Launched in early 2012, Crusader Kings II provides players with a unique spin on the strategy genre where family, deception and all sorts of Game of Thrones-esque drama can play out over historical time periods. It is quite the feat that such a game has sold so many copies on PC, Mac and Linux, and even more amazing that Paradox has continually been supporting it with free content and new DLC for nearly two years, moving seven million pieces of add-on content as well.
“Whenever we discuss the sort of games we like to make, and the sort of fans we make them for, Crusader Kings II is one of the titles we point to as a shining example,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive in an official statement. “We make games for people who want to dive deep and explore a title with endless possibilities, where each player develops their own in-game story – and our players have responded. Every day we read the unique tales from our fans of the lengths to which they’ve gone to preserve their dynasties. Paradox is committed to growing those experiences in and in our entire portfolio.”
Crusader Kings II is played by an incredible 12,500 players every day, and about 100,000 players in a month. Even more impressive, and a stat I rarely see, is that the average Crusader Kings II player has a playtime of just over 99 hours. The 250+ hours that my best friend has on the game now looks like it is just above the curve and not an exception when put into this perspective.
You can pick up Crusader Kings II on Steam now for $39.99 and get ready for the Charlemange expansion coming later this year.