Pre-digital PDXCON Scheduled for later this month, Paradox division and portfolio manager for strategy games Bevan Davies has posted. Update in the official forum To explain the organizational changes in the studio. Davis said that with more than 150 developers now in Paradox Development Studios, the restructuring has split them into three teams – each working on separate projects. Unfortunately, none of these projects exist The Emperor: Rome.
“We realized that there was a need to introduce reinforcements to some projects in the PDS, and given where Imperator was in the lead up to the release of version 2.0, we decided that after launching the update, people moved from the imperator to these other projects,” Davies explained. Although no one is working on Imperator: Rome at the moment, and there won’t be “any new content coming out in 2021,” the plan is to finally come back.
“We are now working on plans to regrow the Imperator team and continue developing,” Davies wrote, “but in the short term we needed to focus our efforts on these other projects.”
These other projects are sponsored by three Paradox development studios called PDS Green, PDS Red, and PDS Gold. All of them are working on developing undeclared games (“at least one of which you’ll discover more about at PDXCON this month”) as well as maintaining one existing game. PDS Green deals with Stellaris, PDS Red in Crusader Kings 3, and PDS Gold deals with Hearts of Iron 4.
Europa Universalis 4 is currently responsible for the outdoor studio Paradox Tinto, which opened last year. Its recent expansion, Leviathan, was not well received, with the Lowest user rating for anything on SteamCurrently, 8% are positive. Meanwhile, a content designer on Hearts of Iron 4 said so Player toxicity drives Paradox developers off their forums.