Paradox Interactive Crossed Kings III will arrive on Xbox Series X | S, as revealed during the Xbox Gamescom 2021 livestream.
This is the first console upgrade in the popular grand strategy series, which until now was a PC exclusive. Crossed Kings III released in 2020 with positive critical reception, and it was discovered earlier this week that the game had been rated for console release.
Putting an end to the speculation, Microsoft announced the release during its Gamescom Xbox livestream on August 24. Although there is no release date yet for Crossed Kings III on Xbox, Microsoft says it is committed to “have this title available on Xbox Game Pass from day one.”
“We hope the Xbox community seizes the opportunity to play one of the world’s most popular strategy titles,” the official release statement read, “Like an upstart noble seizing the moment and claiming the throne , will you rule your own kingdom from the comfort of your couch ?! ”
Microsoft also detailed some of the benefits of the console version of the game, including how “the Xbox Series X | S internal SSD will allow super-fast load times and allow you to easily switch between the game and a game or tutorial you watch on. Youtube.
The Crossed Kings III The user interface will undergo a complete overhaul, a move Microsoft assures fans will not lose “any of the depth and detail” in the translation.
Crossed Kings III is a “grand historical strategy experiment” where players control the lineage of a royal or noble house throughout history, increasing their influence over the years through shady intrigue, political maneuvering, and all-out war.
When Crossed Kings III launched in September 2020, our review rated it five out of five and praised that “every playthrough from Crossed Kings III it’s like writing a compelling novel full of intrigue and excitement, a novel that is limited only by the imagination of the player ”.
Other Xbox livestream news included an exclusive look at Forza Horizon 5, and the announcement of the arrival of cloud gaming on Xbox consoles.