As revealed in an organization presentation this week, it feels like some massive Paradox Interactive acquisitions “could be” coming within the subsequent few years, which incorporates each firms and IP. Past that, Paradox can be doubling down on its core technique video games and administration video games too – just like the upcoming Victoria 3.
2022 appears to be the yr for main studio acquisitions. Most notably, Microsoft is ready to purchase Activision in a large $70bn deal, and as a counter to that, Sony is shopping for Future 2 studio Bungie. Earlier this month, the Embracer Group took varied studios – together with the builders behind Tomb Raider and Deus Ex – off the fingers of Sq. Enix.
Now, in an organization presentation held earlier this week, Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester confirmed that the writer “could be performing some acquisitions of firms or IPs all through the approaching yr or years”. He didn’t give any specific names or particulars however did say these acquisitions wouldn’t be “the primary focus of our operations.”
Wester went on to say that Paradox desires to “strengthen the ecosystem and the providers” it gives round its video games to ensure it “matches with what our players need”. The CEO additionally confirms that it’s nonetheless investing in its “core pipeline” tasks, with the writer’s technique and administration video games being the main focus and “receiving absolutely the majority” of its investments.
Victoria 3 is the subsequent grand technique recreation coming from Paradox, and sooner or later, we could even see Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 as properly.