Crusader Kings 2 has been in a constant state of expansion for just over six years now, which is great, but if you're anything like us, you probably can't help but ask yourself - is Crusader Kings 3 ever going to be a thing?
Speaking on the matter of supporting their games for as long as they do, Paradox CEO, Frederik Wester, said that "It's our equivalent of games-as-a-service, but it's more optional. We don't turn the game off if you're not playing it." He also noted the fact that free updates keep coming no matter what, too.
This sort of approach to video game development, however, has its downsides from the backend side, as developers have to work with outdated software for years to come, forcing support for content and features that the game had originally never even been planned to support.
Naturally, this means that Crusader Kings 2 will reach the end of active development eventually, and this might even happen sooner, rather than later. Of course, there is more planned content to be released yet (Holy Fury, for example), but the mere mention of this issue might be quite telling indeed.
"We can't add much more to the game as it is now," said Wester. "It wasn't really built for all of the expansions we made. It's getting heavy." Though Paradox haven't offered any further comments on the timeline of the matter yet, it is to be expected at this point anyway.
Worth noting is that Frederik Wester will soon be giving up his position of CEO for a less prominent seat at Paradox, and with Ebba Ljungerud taking over, certain policies might yet change. A pinch of salt, as they say.