Victoria 3, the latest entry in Paradox Interactives long-dormant society builder series, has been given a release date and is coming to PC and Xbox Game Pass for PC on 25th October.
Victoria, if youre unfamiliar (which wouldnt be all that surprising given that the previous game in the series released well over a decade ago), transports players back to the era of the Industrial Revolution for a take on Paradoxs beloved grand strategy genre thats a little closer to a management game compared to the, say, RPG leanings of Crusader Kings.
Here, the focus is on building up the economic machinery of your state and country at the height of industrialisation – a process primarily achieved by tweaking and tinkering within your own borders, managing your people and fulfilling their needs to address political and societal challenges and deal with diplomacy further afield.
If youre curious to learn more, we chatted with Paradox about how its aiming expand and modernise the Victoria series back in 2021, at the time of Victoria 3s announcement.
Victoria 3 will be available in two version when it launches via Steam and the Microsoft Store on 25th October: a £41.99/€49.99/$49.99 USD standard edition containing just the base game and a £66.99/$79.99 Grand Edition, which also includes the American Buildings Pack (unlocking on day one), expansion pass, music pack, art pack, and immersion pack.
Victoria 3 will be a day one release on Xbox Game Pass for PC too.