STOCKHOLM – August 14, 2023 – Paradox Interactive, a leading developer and publisher in the gaming industry, is set to celebrate a significant milestone this month. It’s been a decade since the release of Europa Universalis IV (EU4), the acclaimed historical grand strategy game that has captivated the hearts and minds of desktop rulers and history enthusiasts alike. Since its inception in August 2013, EU4 has offered players a unique canvas on which to paint their historical narratives, giving rise to an almost boundless array of alternate historical scenarios.
At its core, Europa Universalis IV allows players to step into the shoes of any nation spanning the years between 1444 and 1821. As the virtual world evolves from the Renaissance and Reformation era to the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions, players are presented with the opportunity to navigate global exploration, define national ideas, and endeavor to surpass the feats of legendary historical figures.
In honor of this remarkable milestone, Paradox Interactive is gifting all EU4 players a free music pack comprising ten songs, each remastered by the talented community composer known as “Utopia.” This collection serves as a musical homage to the game’s legacy, offering players a sonic journey through its rich historical tapestry.
Over the past decade, Europa Universalis IV has undergone constant development and enhancement, cementing its status as one of the most enduring and continually evolving strategy games in the industry. As recently as April 2023, the game received the Domination Expansion Pack from Paradox Tinto, an expansion that breathed new life into the gameplay experience by introducing additional options and historical nuances to several of the game’s most beloved nations.
Johan Andersson, the Game Director of Paradox Tinto, reflected on the journey saying, “Ten years is a long time to support a strategy game. Europa Universalis is our flagship series, so it will always be a special case, but I am continually impressed by the creativity and ambition of our development team.” He added, “We’ve added more variety, more strategies, and more real historical flavor over the last ten years, and EU4 has led directly to the creation of our Tinto studio in Sitges, Spain. We owe a great deal to the community that this game has developed and somehow sustained over the last ten years.”
To mark this significant anniversary, Paradox has dedicated the entire month of August to a slew of engaging community events, ranging from storytelling and art showcases to special in-game challenges for EU4 players. Additionally, participating online retailers are offering substantial discounts on the game, providing an enticing opportunity for newcomers to experience the magic of this immersive historical simulator.