Crusader Kings III

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Crusader Kings III
Crusader Kings III cover
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
DLC Paradox Thalassic
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows September 1, 2020
macOS (OS X) September 1, 2020
Linux September 1, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 91
OpenCritic 91
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend, Time-limited, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres RPG, Strategy, Simulation
Art styles Realistic
Themes Medieval
Series Crusader Kings
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Crusader Kings III on IGDB
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Crusader Kings III on Wikipedia
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Royal Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Royal Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Royal Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included in Xbox Game Pass for PC. Royal Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Royal Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Publisher website (unavailable)
DRM details are not known
Grants Steam version by linking accounts.
Royal Edition also available.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Crusader Kings III features cosmetic DLCs, and is expected to receive numerous further DLC over its lifetime.
Expansion pack Crusader Kings III features 1 expansion pack, and is expected to receive many more over its lifetime.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Fashion of the Abbasid Court Only available in Royal Edition or Season Pass
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Northern Lords Flavor Pack Included with Season Pass and Royal Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Royal Court Included with Season Pass and Royal Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fate of Iberia Included with Season Pass and Royal Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Cosmetic-only DLC exists.
Finite spend Maximum spend is limited by the fact that DLCs cannot be purchased repeatedly.
Time-limited Certain DLCs are limited time only.
Unlock Expansion packs add additional content which must be unlocked via real money purchases.

Version differences[edit]

The Royal Edition includes three upcoming unnamed expansions, as well as the Fashion of the Abbasid Court DLC.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings III\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings III\save games\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings III/save games

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics and display settings
Graphics and display settings
General game settings
General game settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Main menu and Royal Court's throne room are pillarboxed to 16:9.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Only when running in windowed at below native monitor resolution.[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Only when running in windowed at native monitor resolution.[2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA 2x/4x/8x
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[4]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music and Sound Effects (Ambient and Interface)
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Korean
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
32 Versus
Supports crossplay between Steam and Microsoft Store.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 3.3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2120
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 7870
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
1 GB (Nvidia), 2 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.14
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-7820HQ
System memory (RAM) 12 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon Pro 560
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2120
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 7870
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
1 GB (Nvidia), 2 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-02
    Tested at a 21:9 resolution of 2560x1080
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-02
    Confirmed by running game in windowed mode and changing resolution settings.
  3. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2020-09-01
    tested at 144 FPS
  4. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2020-09-01
    tested by changing the SDR brightness slider with Windows HDR enabled, no option in-game