The biggest announcement of the PDXCON was certainly the new Grand Strategy sequel Victoria 3, which has now been officially confirmed. Here we give you an overview of what to expect.
The Victorian age marked by railways, steamships or the birth of flying is once again taken up in a strategy game: Paradox Interactive continues the series and has now officially confirmed the new grand strategy game Victoria 3 for the PC. The title is developed by Paradox Development.
Within the studio, Victoria 3 was considered one of the most anticipated strategy sequels based on feedback from the community. It is a social simulator in a time of great change. You have to observe and respond to the needs and desires of the national population.
Each group has its own political and material preferences. Conservative factions can oppose political reform as a growing number of merchants and intellectuals push for greater say in the leadership of the nation. You have to trade a wide range of goods on a global scale to ensure that the needs in your own country are met, because when people are hungry and destitute, revolution threatens.
The most important features according to official information at a glance:
- In-depth society simulation: Cultural, economic and ideological currents compete for power and resources in one of the most detailed historical worlds of Paradox.
- Caring Rule: Players feed their population, train them and prepare them for the future, guarantee their prosperity and improve their satisfaction.
- Wonders of the industrial age: Scientific and social advances give them the opportunity to improve the lives of their citizens.
- Complex economic system: Players import goods to keep costs down, export goods to enrich their citizens, and then tax that wealth to advance their own plans.
- Challenging diplomacy: Players can maintain harmonious relationships with their neighbors or provoke a crisis to get hold of valuable resources or open up new markets.
- Political skill: Players tackle competing interests in their government by launching new reforms. At the same time, they risk a revolution if important voices are not heard.
- Detailed and vivid world: Cities grow and factories darken the landscape on a beautifully drawn world map from the 19th century. Players choose one of numerous nations dating back to 1836 and try to claim their place in the sun.
Good news for subscribers: Right after the announcement, Victoria 3 was also confirmed for the Game Pass. A release via Steam and in the Paradox Store is also planned. However, there is currently no date.