Paradox leaves Imperator: Rome behind – for now. The development studio announced in a forum post on Friday that no developers are currently being assigned to the global strategy game in antiquity and that players should no longer expect any new content in 2021.
This decision comes only a few months after the studio completely changed the strategy game after a series of patches and the major 2.0 update.
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What exactly was decided?
In the forum entry on Paradoxplaza.com Bevan Davies of Paradox Development Studios talks about how the development studio was restructured and what that means for the support of current titles and the development of new games. Since the studio now has over 150 developers and is constantly faced with new challenges, the aim of the new structure is to find a way not to lose focus on individual games despite the growth.
That is why the studio is now divided into three individual studios. Internally, these smaller studios are referred to as PDS Green, PDS Red, and PDS Gold. Each team has its own studio manager and can grow independently. In addition, each studio will take care of its own projects.
- PDS Green: The development of Stellaris will continue to be taken care of here. The studio also works with Paradox Arctic.
- PDS Red: Here we take care of the further development of Crusader Kings 3 and get support from Paradox Thalassic.
- PDS Gold: Is single-handedly responsible for the further development of Hearts of Iron IV.
New games are also being developed in the studios, but Davies has not yet revealed which games they are and which studios this applies to exactly.
Imperator Rome loses its developers
The Imperator: Rome released in 2019 with this new structure is now completely without developers. In fact, Paradox has made the decision to withdraw all developers from Imperator Rome and let them work on other projects. However, the decision was not made despite the rescue by 2.0, but precisely because of it.
Imperator: Rome got off to a tough start. Due to the lack of variety apart from the conquest and an opaque user interface, many Paradox fans were upset. But after numerous updates, the strategy game was saved. In our follow-up test, we were therefore able to upgrade by three points.
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Imperator Rome 2.0 in the follow-up test
Paradox was now of the opinion that Imperator: Rome is in a good position after 2.0 and that no further development work needs to flow into it for the time being.
Only temporarily on ice
However, Paradox also emphasizes that it is not a goodbye forever. They want to let the team around Imperator: Rome grow again and then continue the development of new updates or DLCs. But nothing more will happen in this area in 2021.
Players shouldn’t expect to get more information on Imperator: Rome at PDXCON 2021 either. The digital event will take place from May 21 to 23 and should include information on current strategy games from Paradox and the unveiling of at least one completely new title.