Voici une annonce qui va à nouveau créer la surprise. Trois ans après que AGEOD ait rejoint Paradox Interactive, et devienne ainsi Paradox France, voilà que les deux équipes de développement reprennent chacune leur propre route. Tout en précisant qu’elles continueront à travailler ensemble sur certains projets, AGEOD annonce donc ce qui ressemble bien à une séparation. A l’amiable.

Séparation qui garantira probablement plus de futurs jeux utilisant le moteur Adaptative Game Engine (AGE), soit un système en tour par tour, au lieu de jeux devant s’orienter vers le Clausewitz engine (EU3 & co), soit un système en temps réel avec pause. Vous retrouverez l’annonce et la discussion allant avec sur cette page du forum d’AGEOD.

Le studio français travaillait actuellement sur plusieurs projets, tels Les campagnes de Napoléon 2, annoncé en début d’année, et qui va désormais être développé uniquement par Paradox. Puis Alea Jacta Est, révélé il y a un peu plus d’un mois, nouveau jeu qui vient tout juste d’entrer en phase bêta privée, et dont la sortie pourrait avoir lieu assez rapidement.

Communiqué

Hi all,

After almost 3 years of working together, Paradox France (formerly AGEOD) and Paradox Interactive have reached a mutual conclusion that the interest of both companies would be better served by separating and allowing each entity to focus more on their goals, “core competencies” and skills. It has been a really exciting journey and we have all learnt a lot and been able to utilize each other’s diverse and strong competencies. Perhaps the most important thing to take away from this is that there is a lot of admiration and respect on both sides and that we will all continue working together moving forward, both with already released Paradox France games as well as actively seek opportunities to work together in other areas. We will be taking our time with this so it’s not something that will be rushed but we wanted to let you know what is in the works. All details will work themselves out over the course of the coming months.

So what does this mean practically?

• Paradox Development Studio will run and work more heavily with the Clausewitz developed games from Stockholm where the core team PSD is based
• Paradox France will regain autonomy to develop and design games on the AGE engine, and will keep both commercial and cooperation ties with Paradox Interactive. We already have several plans for the existing Paradox France titles in terms of support and content.
• AGE engine games will be handled solely by Paradox France/Ageod
• Napoleons campaigns II, being developed on the Clausewitz engine will move from being partly developed by PSD to being fully developed by PSD. As such it become a stronger “Europa Universalis” product than previously planned.

Again, the main goal for this shift is to ensure both team can focus on what they do best for the good of gaming and their communities. As soon as we have more to announce in terms of what you can expect to see on the Paradox France games, you’ll find us right here.

Best Regards
Paradox Interactive & Paradox France

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