"outspoken demand" by the series' fans. Out 2012.
Yeah it's quite a wait for the sequel to conquering Europe and claiming the Holy Land. They pledge "more depth" to characters through agendas.
"The community's outspoken demand for CK2 has been nothing short of incredible,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive.
“Since the game was released in 2004, every single time we've announced a new title we've been barraged with questions as to when we'd finally do a Crusader Kings sequel. So it's with great enthusiasm that we are formally announcing that we've started development on the game." The latest release from Paradox has been Victoria II.
Development on Crusader Kings II won't adversely affect Vicky's sequel though as updates will continue. Paradox are known for their long term support for games and total belief that DRM just causes more trouble than it’s worth.
"Crusader Kings character system is what made it stand apart from any other game released on the market. With this sequel, we are committed to offering even more depth to the characters, making them feel truly alive with agendas and plots of their own,” said Johan Andersson, Head of Development at Paradox Interactive.
Crusader Kings II is scheduled for Q1 2012.