Paradox has come a long way in the last decade, starting off as a single studio they have quickly grown to multiple studios through acquisitions of White Wolf, Triumph Studio, Hardsuit Labs and Harebrained Schemes.
Paradox Expands to Spain
The new studio, Paradox Tinto will open in Barcelona and will be primarily focusing on Europa Universalis IV content. This studio will take over the reins from Paradox Development Studio, freeing them up to work on new grand strategy games.
Designer of Europa Universalis IV, Johan Andersson, will lead this new team as the studio manager. We don’t yet know if this means we’ll be seeing a lot of content in the works for Europa Universalis IV or whether this studio will take a while to get rolling, but it’s exciting nonetheless.
Regarding the opening of this new studio, Andersson said: “I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to build up a new studio in a new location, putting the knowledge accumulated through the decades of building games and development studios into good use.
"My goal is to assemble a team and create a fully functional studio to keep on developing the Europa Universalis brand, and later design and develop new grand strategy games.”
Could We See More Titles?
The last part of the quote is what gets us the most excited though. Although there doesn’t seem to be too much demand for a Europa Universalis V just yet - especially as we’re still seeing frequent DLCs being launched, fans of other franchises will be holding out hope.
Crusader Kings is an example of a game that followed a similar development path to Europa Universalis IV. Originally launched back in 2012, this game had frequent DLC and content updates throughout the years until a sequel was announced which is due to land this year.
With the Hearts of Iron franchise finally receiving the fourth installment seven years after Hearts of Iron III, the main other title that fans have been begging for an update for is Victoria II. This 19th Century political simulator was originally launched back in 2010 and has a pretty die-hard fanbase. As it’s certainly showing its age now - it would bring a smile to many fans’ faces if a Victoria III was in the works.
Let us know what you think about this new studio. Are you clamoring for a Victoria III release or would you be happy enough with even more Europa Universalis IV expansions? Let us know down in the comments section below. If we find out any more Paradox news, we’ll be sure to let you know.