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Victoria 3 from Paradox Interactive releasing October 25

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Paradox has today confirmed that Victoria 3 will be releasing on October 25, plus it's available for pre-order with a new trailer too.

"Victoria 3 is a deep socio-economic and political simulation that endeavors to represent the needs and desires of every person on earth across a century of dramatic technological and social upheaval. Growing populations will have to be fed, but they will also make political demands to increase or maintain their power. Pass laws and social reforms to reflect the wishes of your citizens, or try to impose a brighter future on a nation that may not appreciate your forward thinking."

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  • Infinite Replayability: Rewrite history as any of dozens of nations from the Victorian Era, from industrial powerhouses like Great Britain and Prussia to populous giants like Russia and Qing China or powers in waiting like Japan or Colonial Canada.
  • Deep Societal Simulation: Every inhabitant of your nation is simulated, whether farmer or clerk, capitalist or craftsman. Each has personal beliefs, political preferences and, most importantly, a standard of living to maintain.
  • Challenging Economic Gameplay: Develop your economy through the development of new industries and institutions, trading surplus goods to the many markets of the world and importing what your population needs to make life affordable.
  • Diplomatic Brinkmanship: Anything you can win through war can also be achieved at the negotiating table. Open diplomatic plays, calling on allies for support, as you press demands on weaker or rival nations.
  • Political Development: Manage the various political factions in your country through laws and reforms. Can you improve the life of your citizens, if it means angering established authorities?
  • A Living World: Watch the map change before your eyes, as newly constructed railways run between burgeoning cities, many of which were mere hamlets decades before.

Until now, they were only confirming Windows support for it but as of now for the pre-order it appears that both macOS and Linux are back up on the Steam page. The system requirements are still to be confirmed.

Available to pre-order now on Steam it will cost around $49.99 / £41.99 / €49.99 at release.

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Purple Library Guy Aug 30, 2022
This seems like an interesting game, which I might get at some point, but weirdly what stuck out for me is the price. I don't really follow exchange rates, but I'm used to the Euro and the Pound being rather bigger than the US dollar. Man, Europe and the UK really have been hard hit lately, eh?
kaiman Aug 30, 2022
Nice. Though I am a bit torn on whether I should get it or not. Given how much fun I'm having with CK3, something that's same but different certainly has my interest. I just fear that together it could be too much fun.
Philadelphus Aug 30, 2022
I've been interested in this since shortly after I got into Paradox grand-strategy games with EU IV back in 2014. Victoria 2 sounded interesting, but wasn't on Linux and I didn't feel like messing about with Wine at the time (no Proton yet), so I figured I'd wait a few years for a sequel to come out while I played EU IV and CK II in the meantime.

…eight years later…
eldaking Aug 31, 2022
I'm overjoyed that it seems to be coming to Linux after all.

Though with the price I'll wait not just for a 75% sale but for a humble bundle with all DLC. Paradox games are expensive enough on the long run without the base game being this expensive.

Apparently it is mostly their new, fucked-up regional price, as it is still US$50 same as CK3 - but in BRL it 75% more expensive than CK3 was on release (R$165 vs R$94) and 37% more expensive than CK3 after the price increase (R$120). So... ouch. I'd rather get half a dozen good indies (at least) for the same cost.
TheSHEEEP Aug 31, 2022
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The thing I'm mostly worried about is the state the game will release in.

Paradox has a certain way of releasing games* in a state that will generally make you want to wait about half a year before playing...

*Games they develop themselves, that is. Not necessarily true for games where they "just" serve as publisher.

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Mal Aug 31, 2022
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It's my favorite timeline. It will be hard to resist this buy. Even though I don't even know when I will find the time to play this.
officernice Aug 31, 2022
Quoting: TheSHEEEPThe thing I'm mostly worried about is the state the game will release in.

Paradox has a certain way of releasing games* in a state that will generally make you want to wait about half a year before playing...

*Games they develop themselves, that is. Not necessarily true for games where they "just" serve as publisher.

Ck3 was unplayable on Linux at release for about two weeks at the least, because I refunded the game after that. Now, however, it runs just fine.
Mountain Man Aug 31, 2022
As much as I like Paradox games, it is simply too hard for me to keep up with all their DLC releases.
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