Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations expansion announced
Nations can soon vie for trading supremacy in Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations, the upcoming second expansion for the empire-building strategy rpg.
Wealth of Nations fuels players' desires for global economic domination with new trade-focused features. You can participate in trade conflicts and even engage in economic sabotage to stifle the income of rivals. You can also hire privateers to damage enemy trade shipments, but at the risk of being drawn in disastrous open warfare when your underhanded tactics are exposed.
On the home front, you can designate a specific port as your trade capital. This can be separate from your national capital, and can even be advisable on certain instances, like using your remote trade capital to strengthen faraway local trade routes through the use of inland trade nodes. You can also further flex your trading muscle by forming an East India Company to reach distant but lucrative trade partners.
"With several new possible ways to direct the wealth of the world into an empire’s coffers, Wealth of Nations will serve the needs of every gamer’s inner plutocrat," said Europa Universalis IV developer Paradox Interactive.
"Cold hard cash is king, may the richest empire win," they added, and will serve well as the battle cry of mmorpg players when the new expansion comes sometime in the second quarter of 2014 via digital portals.