Paradox Interactive has today given away a few details for Wealth of Nations, the upcoming expansion pack for Europa Universalis IV.
According to the developer, the expansion pack will focus heavily on trade and economy. The prospect seems boring but Paradox has promised that it’s not. Players can choose to provoke conflicts between trading groups by hiring pirates and privateers to steal goods away, or establish a treaty in secret between parties to isolate a specific group.
A port can be designated as a trade capital, inland trade routes can be specified and deals can be struck between trading nations. The expansion pack also brings the East India Trading Company, which can be established if you have the necessary resources.
Everything though comes at a great risk and if you’re not careful, you could very well plunge yourself into an unwanted war. But if successful, nothing is more satisfying than seeing a scheme prove victorious.
In a statement, Project lead Thomas Johansson explained that his team wanted to “create more conflicts and friction,” by giving more reasons for nations to go to war.
Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations will release for the PC sometime this year.