Paradox showed at one webcast on Monday up what is to come. As usual, they presented a series of expansions to their existing grand strategy titles, but several previously unknown new games were also noticed.
“Lamplighters league and the tower at the end of the world” was the first, from the Seattle-based studio Harebrained Schemes , which is previously behind the “Shadowrun” trilogy.
The game is story-driven and takes place in 1932, where a group of thieves and bandits must win an occult secret war against an evil cult.
5.5 million new players
Like previous Harebrained games, it’s about turn-based tactical battles, new is a real-time element where you sneak and infiltrate before the panning begins. The game will be released during the year for PC and Xbox Series, where it will be included in Microsoft’s subscription service Game pass.
The other big news came from Finland’s Colossal Order, whose city-building title “Cities: Skylines” celebrates eight years and has a billion hours played. The title has continued to receive updates and expansions since its release.
— We got 5.5 million players last year, that’s basically the population of Finland, says CEO Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal order.
Released this year
During the year, the title gets its sequel, “Cities: Skylines 2”, which promises deeper systems revolving around transport and economy. In addition to PC, the title is released for Xbox Series and Playstation 5.
From Tectonic, Paradox’s studio in Berkeley, California, comes “Life by you,” which appears to be a life simulator perhaps not unlike “The Sims,” but not much more than a trailer was revealed about it. The development is led by Rod Humble, who worked on “The sims” and “Second life”.