Paradox Announces Victoria 3 At Last
Victoria 3 is a grand strategy game. A wargame that places focus on grand strategy: military strategy at the level of movement and use of a nation state or empire's resources. That's wikipedia's definition, at least. For us what's important is that this is a sequel to 2010's Victoria II, coming from Paradox Development Studio, an increasingly brilliant and important studio. This should excite all with a passing interest in this genre of game.
After years of community requests and curiosity about the future of one of the company’s iconic games, Victoria 3 is instantly one which piques the interest of many. It's a society simulator set in a time of great change. You will track the needs and desires of national populations, each group with its own political and material preferences. Conservative factions may resist political reform as growing numbers of tradespeople and intellectuals push for a greater say in how the nation is run. You can trade a wide range of goods on a global scale to make sure that needs are met at home, because if people are hungry and disenfranchised, revolution beckons.
Victoria 3 will feature:
- Deep Societal Simulation: Cultural, economic and ideological divisions compete for power and resources in one of Paradox’s most detailed historical worlds.
- Tend Your National Garden: Nurture your population, educating it and preparing it for the future, guaranteeing their prosperity and improving their happiness.
- Wonders of the Industrial Age: Scientific and social progress give you the chance to improve the lives of your citizens.
- Sophisticated Economic System: Import goods to keep costs low, export goods to enrich your citizens, and then tax that wealth to advance your plans.
- Challenging Diplomacy: Maintain harmonious relations with your neighbors or provoke a crisis to grab valuable resources or force open new markets.
- Political Dealmaking: Manage competing interests in your government, opening up new reforms but risking revolution if key voices are not heard.
- Detailed and Living World: Cities grow and factories darken the landscape on a beautifully drawn map of the 19th century globe. Play any of dozens of nations from 183 and try to claim your place in the sun.
Victoria 3 will be available on Steam, Microsoft Game Pass and the Paradox Store, once it's released...
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