Crusader Kings 3 to hit new-gen consoles and Xbox Game Pass

A young man wearing a crown looks up at an out of shot woman who has placed her hand on his shoulder

Crusader Kings 3, one of the best strategy games on PC right now, is coming to new-gen consoles. Announced during the Xbox Showcase at Gamescom, Crusader Kings 3 is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PS5, and will also be available on Xbox Game Pass when it releases.

When it will be released, however, is still a bit of a mystery. No official release date or window was given, which points towards it being a fair way off. It would be surprising to see Crusader Kings 3 come out on console before the end of this year.

With Crusader Kings 3’s console version being exclusive to new-gen hardware, expect plenty of cool features. This is already billed as an “adaptation”, rather than a straight port of the PC version, with a refined UI fit for a controller-wielding king. Both the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions will also boast speedy loading times.

Windows Central reports that Crusader Kings 3 on the PS5 will support haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller.

With all of this new-gen tech, there will sadly not be a version for those on older consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One.

To quench your thirst while you wait for Crusader Kings 3 to release on console, check out our list of the best Xbox strategy games.