The Sphere of Influence Has Finally Opened Up in Victoria 3

Time to widen your influence. Paradox Interactive

The first expansion pack for Victoria 3 is finally here. In Sphere of Influence, get ready to experience greater depth when it comes to the diplomatic game, especially with the new that players can manage subject states. There are also greater opportunities for players in relation to economic investment in foreign economies.

The highlight is Power Blocs, which allow great powers to throw their weight around the world as a way to increase their prestige, influence and wealth. The Sphere of Influence expansion is available for $29.99.

Here are some of the key features players can look forward to in the new expansion:

  • Fierce Competition
    • Use Prestige to become a Great Power and create your very own Power Bloc.
    • Dominate other nations in a diplomatic arrangement to pursue common economic or ideological goals.
    • You can promote open trade around the world or even spread specific values to other nations.
  • Power Bloc Customization
    • Choose the identity and principles of your loose alliance
      • It can be a group promoting ideological concerns like the Comintern.
      • It can also be an economy-oriented bloc pushing for cross-border market integration like the Zollverein.
    • Customize colors and emblems for your bloc.
  • "The Great Game"
    • New events, journal entries and decisions inspired by the Russian and British rivalry in Central Asia.
    • There's also a new Objective where you can play as any of the powers central to that conflict like Persia and Afghanistan.
    • A newly redrawn map highlights the many competing interests in this frontier between empires.
  • Foreign Investment
    • Invest in the economic development of countries outside of your direct influence.
      • Make a profit from their financial success.
  • Nationalization
    • Start a Diplomatic Play to seize foreign assets in your country and prevent wealth from going overseas.
  • Subject Interactions
    • Adjust the payments from your vassals and protectorates and meddle in their internal politics.
  • Interest Group Lobbies
    • Domestic interest groups pursue foreign policy objectives.
    • You can promote amicable relations with some countries and hostility with other nations.
    • You can also influence the development of friendly lobbies in other nations.
  • Power Bloc Monuments
    • Build majestic monuments to emphasize the bloc's influence and domination over world events.
  • New Historical Flavor
    • New historical characters and companies, most centered on the Great Game content.

Released in 2022, Victoria 3 is a strategy video game made available for the PC.

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