Europa Universalis IV Catch-All

jrralls wrote:

Given that it took a year to make this expansion, does anyone else think this might be the final one?

I believe development is being handed off to a new Paradox Studio in Spain headed up by Johan. So, more expansions are planned.

robc wrote:
jrralls wrote:

Given that it took a year to make this expansion, does anyone else think this might be the final one?

I believe development is being handed off to a new Paradox Studio in Spain headed up by Johan. So, more expansions are planned.

Maybe one?

It’s a seven-year-old game that just got its first expansion in over a year. Generally speaking, seven years is the maximum amount of time paradox goes between its games. Seven years is the maximum that separates in EU game from its previous installment, a crusader kings from its previous installment, a hearts of iron game from its previous installment.

But! It has ben 10 years since the last Victoria game. Personally I think paradox has abandoned that series though so I don’t think it should count.

It's a shame there's not been a Viccy 3. Some of the mechanics were opaque, but you could bumble along quite happily doing whatever you liked - I had a completed game as Argentina where I had no wars at all, and just spent all my time building South America's most fabulous infrastructure and railway system.

Paradox has not abandoned Victoria and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

I think it is a mistake to take past performance to predict future performance. Paradox is constantly changing in very many ways. Each of their properties is handled differently. CK2 got pushed as far (some might say farther) as it could be, so we get a CK3 with brand new tech. EU4, they decided to do a major re-vamp, so it took a lot longer than usual to get a DLC out. Have they pushed the EU4 codebase as far as they can like they did for CK2? I have no idea.

I would be surprised if they are looking more than 1-2 DLCs ahead for any of their games. Pdox has never felt like a company with a "master plan", where a property gets X DLCs or Y amount of time before incrementing the version number.

Personally, I would be surprised if they have another DLC left in EU4 but, on the other hand, I would not be shocked either.

Michael wrote:

Paradox has not abandoned Victoria and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

EUIV is starting to feel a bit long in the tooth to me, like CK2 a few years ago. It's still fun but things are a bit more fiddly and I'm starting to find carrying out what I want to do in some games to feel a bit like work.

I am sure paradox can squeeze a couple more out. They love to take my money.

What's the verdict on Emperor? The Steam reviews are "Mixed" but I feel like anything Paradox puts out gets review bombed by self-loathing Paradox fans.