Fredrik Wester has been CEO at Paradox Interactive for 9 years and is stepping down to focus on "better capitalizing on Paradox’s growth opportunities".
Despite the release of several notable DLC expansions and console ports, Paradox's only game release in 2017 was Steel Division: Normandy 44 in May. Their CEO Fredrik Wester says this is "not good enough".
It was back in May that we firston the news that Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes had entered into a partnership to release Battletech, a game that's set in the year of 3025, where the universe is struck with the conflict of perpetual civil war as noble houses fight to take control using BattleMechs.
It was originally meant to be released later this year for the PC, but unfortunately it was revealed today that the release of Battletech will be moved to early 2018 to give Harebrained Schemes more time to “deliver the type of quality experience the company is known for.”
Harmony Gold, the owners of Japanese anime series Robotech, have filed a lawsuit against both Harebrained Schemes and Piranha Games for copyright infringement.
Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes have entered into a partnership to develop Battletech, a turn-based tactical mech game from the creators of Shadowrun Returns. The project is being lead by Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior, Mitch Gitelman, Producer of the MechCommander series, and Mike McCain, Creative Director of the Shadowrun series.