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Paradox announce all-digital PDXCon and expansions for Europa Universalis 4, Stellaris

Published: 20:21, 13 March 2021
Updated: 20:26, 13 March 2021
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Tonight's Paradox Insider show has given fans valuable insight into the studio's work, announced the all-digital PDXCon Remixed event for May, and confirmed we'll have a new game announcement on the show.


It was only fitting to start the show with Europa Universalis 4, which had quite the year in 2020, crowning the year with Imperator becoming the most successful expansion in the entire franchise. 

Moving forward, Paradox will be fleshing out the diplomatic system, streamlining favours and, of course, delivering the next big expansion - Leviathan. 

Leviathan should make it easier to play a tall game, and will bring three new features. Concentrated development will allow for the creation of huge cities like, for instance, Paris, although Europa Universalis 4 players will need to move development from elsewhere into their capitol. 

The second feature is about decreasing government costs in specific regions by spending the government refund progress, while the last but not least is expanding infrastructure. This will allow Europa Universalis 4 players to stack manufacturers on top of each other, as long as they can keep expanding the infrastructure.

Paradox discussed the subscription model for Europa Universalis 4, which will let players play the complete edition for $4.99 a month, without having to shell out a wad of cash for all the expansions. The EU4 subscription launches on Steam on March 18, 2021. 

Paradox Interactive Europa Universalis VI: Emperor map Europa Universalis VI: Emperor


Stellaris director Daniel Moregard briefly touched upon the 2.6 console update, listing new features such as galactic community, archaeological sites, polishing of diplomatic features, etc. Stellaris is getting the Lithoids Species Pack on March 25, 2021, for consoles, but Paradox did not forget PC players. 

Stellaris' PC squadron has received a trailer for the next expansion, Nemesis, for which preorders start next week. In a nutshell, the expansion will focus on everything that can go horribly wrong. 

Players will have a choice to be the crisis or Custodian, the latter being an elected official who is equipped with a special type of powers to handle crises. If being a supervillain is on your to-do list, the expansion will let you do evil deeds, unlock powerful bonuses and even get to consume stars, Galactus style.

Stellaris: Nemesis launches on April 15, 2021, so shortly ahead of PDXCon.

You can watch Paradox Insider via Twitch here .

Screenshot from Stellaris: Apocalypse showing an incoming space battle between two fleets with massive ships in them. Screenshot from Stellaris: Apocalypse showing an incoming space battle between two fleets with massive ships in them. Stellaris: Apocalypse

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