Democracy 4 has just now been officially confirmed! The successor to the critically-acclaimed Democracy 3 is now undergoing the earliest stages of active development, and though the developers have not much to showcase yet, they've shared their plans for the game's eventual release.
The central drive behind developing Democracy 4 is to correctly reflect contemporary societal problems, such as the existence of fake-news, and social media. Botting services, propaganda machines, and neo-populism are only some of the things we should expect to encounter in Democracy 4.
Developers intend for Democracy 4 to integrate all of their previous Democracy releases into one meta-game, so that players will find elements of Africa, Extremism, Social Engineering, Clones & Drones, and Electioneering expansions from the get-go, without any further investments necessary.
As it currently stands, the only details we have on the game's eventual release is that it's coming sometime in 2019, with an expected stint in Early Access of some sort, or perhaps a playable alpha release.
Democracy 4 is slated to be released on PC, OSX, and Linux platforms, and more details on the latest iteration of this series of fascinating simulator/strategy titles are going to follow in the coming weeks.