After the fan game over Leviathan of Europa Universalis IV DLC that wound up the worst-rated Steam launch of all timeThe director of the responsible studio didn’t just apologize to the fans for that Leviathans poor quality, but also that of some other newer versions.
Posting in the company’s forums
Leviathan was one of the worst releases we’ve ever had and follows a long trail of low quality releases starting with Golden Century for EU4.
Ultimately, as the studio manager and game director, it is my responsibility to apologize for this. This is entirely my fault.
I should have delayed the start of development on Leviathan until we had all the necessary resources and they had time to properly participate on board the project. We should have announced a pause in the development of EU4 after the Kaiser was released until we had a team ready to start designing and working in early 2021.
We are partially changing our plans for the rest of the year. We originally planned to fix all older bugs before stopping developing further extensions for EU4. Now we’re accelerating these plans and also making sure the community receives them frequently.
The 1.31.3 patch is slated for release this week, and the next patch after that is slated to be released either in late May or early June. We then plan to release several more patches for the rest of the year.
This is of course a rough first addition for the team and the studio, but it doesn’t stop there. We have recruited a number of great people with a great passion for the game to create Paradox Tinto and enable Europa Universalis a bright future.
It is rare to see such a direct apology in this business, something fans on the forum seem grateful. We probably have the rest of 2021 to see if Tinto can pull this out of the fire and keep some of these enhancements in a more handsome condition.