Paradox Development Studio was kind enough to release some statistics celebrating the first year anniversary of Crusader Kings 3. I say kind enough because I've always found these types of things to be fascinating: what have players done over the last year? Well, a lot of unmarried sex, for one thing. 334 million children were born, to be exact. This followed by a mere 18 million marriages in comparison, which means there was a lot of "don't ask, don't tell" going on. I mean hey, if it works, right?
There was also 4 million characters broken by stress, 4 million pets petted, and 1 million prisoners that escaped. There's probably a lot of cool stories that have gone on while players have been busy conquering the world millions of times over. After all, those pets won't pet themselves.
“It’s wild to me that CK3, the game we poured so much time and passion into, has been out and in the hands of players for a full year,” said Alexander Oltner, Lead Game Designer at Paradox Development Studio. “It has been fantastic and humbling to read on Reddit and watch on Twitch the myriad ways that this community has both built dynasties and failed to get them off the ground. We can’t wait to see what else the monarchs of CK3 continue to get up to as we work to bring new features and content to the game in the future.”
Paradox has also released a nearly eight-minute video showing off what player's have accomplished, which is a lot cooler than an infographic if you have the time to watch it. Check it out below:
There's also some more cool stats for us to devour, such as the most popular starting region being Britannia, the most popular faith tenet is Warmonger, and the most popular lifestyle being Stewardship/Wealth. Pagan religions have been reformed a million times, the Roman Empire has been restored 190k times, the Great Schism has been healed 220k times, and Cannibalism (why, you weirdos, why?) has been adopted 14,000 times.
Over the past year there's been plenty of updates, as one might expect of a Paradox title. They've upgraded single combat, let players make a king or queen, and announced a new expansion that's arriving later this year. Sounds pretty exciting, eh?
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