Company CEO praises openness of new consoles

PC game developer Paradox branching out to PS4 and Xbox One

PC game developer and publisher Paradox Interactive is to branch out into PS4 and Xbox One development, says the company’s CEO.

As reported by Shack News, chief exec Fred Wester said the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis developer was planning to bring games based on new and existing IP to the new-gen consoles.

He stated that while manufacturers previously produced closed systems, recent changes by Microsoft and Sony had made the systems more open for consumers and developers.

"You can be a truly digital publisher on the new consoles," said Wester.

"Previously they were closed systems, but now I feel like they’re focusing on giving gamers better experiences."

As well as working on titles for console, Wester added the company would be making more games for mobile in future.

Paradox Interactive was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1998, and since then has largely focused on developing and releasing titles for PC, Mac and Linux.

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