Paradox Interactive Cancels Magna Mundi

by Adam Rochford 18. June 2012 16:27
    

Paradox Interactive has cancelled the Magna Mundi project which was due out sometime this year.  Paradox indicates the lack of progress and trust with the Magna Mundi team.  Paradox also indicates that there is internal strife and lack of leadership within the Magna Mundi team.  Paradox claims that issues and bugs arrive with every review and that the team is ignoring there feedback.  Magna Mundi team according to Paradox indicated they believed the game was complete, but Paradox bug reviews were ignored.

For those that don't know anything about Magna Mundi, here is a preview I wrote for it last year.

I was really looking forward to the game.  However I can say that I never had much confidence in the team either.  I am glad Paradox decided to take action for once and punish a team for not making progress, however I hate to see the project scrapped entirely.  I hope this is an indication that Paradox will no longer be releasing incomplete games such as Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword among many others.  

Paradox has been notorious for releasing unpolished and just plain unfinished games in the past, something that the CEO addressed recently.  It seems Paradox will be making an example out of the Magna Mundi team.

In the future I hope Paradox Interactive begins to take a more proactive role with there teams to enforce deadlines and ensure they aren't raising the hopes of gamers across the world for a game that won't be released.  Hopefully this won't be the last we hear about Magna Mundi, but for now the project is dead in the water.

The news was announced today on Magna Mundi's facebook account and the Paradox forum.

http://www.facebook.com/MagnaMundi

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?614933-Magna-Mundi-cancelled

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Rune
Rune Denmark
6/19/2012 11:23:52 AM #

"Paradox has been notorious for releasing unpolished and just plain unfinished games in the past, something that the CEO addressed recently.  It seems Paradox will be making an example out of the Magna Mundi team."

Well if you can make a living writing propaganda and not knowing about the games you write about, good for you. In fact, I salute you - just a shame others in the world have to be a bit more thorough.

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Adam Rochford
Adam Rochford United States
6/20/2012 2:33:31 PM #

I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to say here Rune.  Paradox releases unfinished games, this is a fact.  Look at Sword of the Stars II as the most recent example.  Before that it was Fire & Sword which the single player campaign was and as far as I know still is unplayable.  The CEO did in fact address this issue at the last Paradox Con.  The only way to view this in my opinion is that Magna Mundi team is being made as the first example of Paradox taking a proactive role with the development studios it works with and refusing to release games that are not ready to be released.  I stand by my quote 100%.  Paradox may not have handled it with the PR they should have and I still have many issues with Paradox including not releasing games on Steam and releasing expansion on Steam as DLC.  However this is a step in the right direction for Paradox.

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