Is Victoria 3 On Game Pass?

Is Victoria 3 On Game Pass?
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Tarran Stockton


8th Nov 2022 12:02

Many players may be wondering, is Victoria 3 on Game Pass? Victoria 3 is the long-awaited third entry in the Victoria franchise, coming 12 years after the previous game. Victoria is a grand strategy series that allows you to rule a nation during the Industrial Revolution, challenging your economic and diplomatic abilities as you build your nation to vie for power on the world stage. If you're looking forward to untangling this complex web of game mechanics, you may want to know if Victoria 3 is on Game Pass, so read on below. 

Is Victoria 3 On Game Pass?

Is Victoria 3 On Game Pass?
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Despite first being announced as a day one Game Pass release, Victoria 3 was  confirmed to be exclusive to Steam on launch, meaning it won't be available on the PC Game Pass subscription service. Victoria 3's removal from the Game Pass was announced on August 30 in a Paradox blog post where they stated, "the game will be a Steam exclusive at the release - after discussion with our partners, it was decided that Victoria 3 won't be a part of Game Pass or Microsoft Store." 


While most of the user base for Paradox games are likely on Steam, this is still sure to affect some players who want to test out the game or have their library mostly on the Microsoft Store. Many other Paradox games are still on the Game Pass service like Crusader Kings III, Stellaris, and Hearts of Iron IV, so it could come to the service sometime in the future. With Paradox also dipping their toes into the console market recently, Victoria 3 could get a similar treatment down the line. 

That's all for our breakdown of whether Victoria 3 is on Game Pass, and now you know it's currently not coming to the Game Pass service. 

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