Tag Archives: paradox interactive

Cities: Skylines publisher posts record-breaking year

Paradox Interactive says 2016 was a record-breaker following the smash sales of PC hits Cities: Skylines and Stellaris. Sim title Cities: Skylines sold over 2m copies since it debuted in March 2015, while newly released space strategy title Stellaris shifted 200,000 units in just one day. The past 12 months …

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Tencent grabs 5% stake in Paradox

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has spent around 14.3m to acquire a five per cent share of Paradox Interactive. The deal values the company at approximately 286m. Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester stays on as a key shareholder with a 33.3 per cent share of the company. Investment firm Splitan owns 30.5 …

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Paradox pulls Stellaris mod that removed game’s racial diversity

The makers of PC strategy title Stellaris have taken action against a mod that appeared to push a white supremacist agenda. The mod in question removed the game’s rich mix of cultural and racial characters and replaced them with an all-white cast. Paradox has said that while it was uncomfortable …

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Paradox sticks up for IGN’s Stellaris review and critical freedom

Publisher Paradox Interactive has urged fans to stop lambasting IGN for what some feel is an unfair review of Stellaris. The space strategy title, which is off to an incredibly strong start, has a Metacritic rating of 78 per cent. IGN awarded the title a 6.3/10, saying that sections later …

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Stellaris breaks Paradox revenue record with 200,000 day one sales

Space strategy title Stellaris has been an instant hit for publisher Paradox Interactive. The game has in its first 24 hours on sale sold over 200,000 units. That’s actually slightly short of the 250k copies sold by Paradox’s former release Cities: Skylines, but Stellaris’ higher price means that it represents …

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Cities: Skylines sells 2m copies in first year

Paradox Interactive is celebrating the first birthday of city builder Cities: Skylines by announcing a highly impressive sales milestone. The game has in its first year sold over 2m units worldwide. It’s the fastest selling game the company has ever released. It previously sold 250k units on its first day, …

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Paradox Interactive breaks ties with Ruffian Games

Developer Ruffian Games and publisher Paradox Interactive have parted ways, leaving the fate of co-op title Hollowpoint foggy. The Crackdown 2 studio announced its collaboration with the Crusader Kings outlet back in 2014, when Hollowpoint was unveiled at Sony’s 2014 Gamescom conference. The game largely vanished until E3 2015, when …

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Kickstarter success Pillars of Eternity sells 500,000 copies

Obsidian’s Kickstarter success Pillars of Eternity has surpassed 500,000 units sold. The milestoneincludes copies given to backers of the game’s original 2012 Kickstarter campaign, which boasted nearly 74,000 backers combining for just under $4m in funding – obliterating the project’s $1.1m goal. Obsidian is still adding to the game post-launch, …

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