Last Year, Paradox Interactive revealed its intentions to bring its popular grand strategy entry Crusader Kings III over to consoles for the first time ever. That project now has a launch date attached to it, with it hitting both current generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles on March 29.
This console venture of the Middle Ages-set grand strategy role playing game is being developed by Paradox in partnership with Lab42. There are both UI design changes to fit the controller-focused playstyle of the new platforms as well as changes under the hood to make use of the new hardware's advantages.
Some of the redesigned UI for controllers can be seen in the trailer above. Essentially, instead of relying on a virtual cursor, which would be inadequate considering the number of options the game provides, the developer has redesigned the interface to effortlessly work using the button suite available on a controller, including the triggers, bumpers, and analog sticks.
Those playing on the PlayStation 5 will receive DualSense controller feedback for when various in-game events trigger, such as more trigger resistance when the in-game character is stressed. On the Xbox Series X|S, Quick Resume was touted as a feature for use when promptly needing to check a guide or two.
Crusader Kings III is now available for pre-order for the Xbox Series X|S and the PlayStation 5 with a $49.99 price tag. Xbox Game Pass subscribers should keep in mind, however, that the title will be a day one arrival to the console variant, joining the PC version already on the service.