As revealed in a company presentation this week, it looks like some big Paradox Interactive acquisitions “could be” in the next few years, including both business and intellectual property. Beyond that, Paradox is also doubling down on its main strategy and management games, like the upcoming Victoria 3.
2022 seems to be the year for major studio acquisitions. Notably, Microsoft is set to buy Activision in a massive $70 billion deal, and in return, Sony is buying Destiny 2 studio Bungie. Earlier this month, Embracer Group took over several studios, including the developers behind Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, from the hands of Square Enix.
Now, in a company presentation earlier this week, Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester confirmed that the publisher “might be making some company or IP acquisitions over the next year or years.” He did not give any names or particular details, but said these acquisitions would not be “the main focus of our operations.”
Wester went on to say that Paradox wants to “strengthen the ecosystem and services” it provides around its games to make sure it “matches what our players want.” The CEO also confirms that he is still investing in his “core pipeline” projects, with the publisher’s strategy and management games being the focus and “receiving the absolute majority” of his investments.
Victoria 3 is the next big strategy game from Paradox and at some point we may also see Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.