Paradox Interactive has unveiled the next entry in its popular strategy series with Victoria 3, which will be releasing exclusively for PC. Not only that, but it's been confirmed to be launching into Xbox Game Pass for PC on day one.
The latest title in the strategy series will have players maintaining various societies as they grow their economic system, care for the population, and watch their world grow in a 19th century setting. There's no gameplay footage or even a release date so far, but Paradox Interactive has dropped a bunch of details for what players can expect.
- 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.
It's another win for the Xbox Game Pass book, as eager players will be able to dive straight in on day one when it launches on PC. The library of titles coming to the service on the same day as launch is growing substantially, making being a member more enticing than ever before. Let's hope that momentum continues.
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