Paradox Interactive is looking to test a subscription model for grand strategy title Europa Universalis IV, aimed at offering easy access to the title's massive DLC library.
In the six years since its launch, Europa Universalis IV has received a constant stream of DLC of varying sizes. To purchase it all, players need to spend a whopping 341,73€ which could prove off-putting to newcomers.
Europa Universalis IV Subscription Model
Paradox says that the option of a subscription model was suggested in the past, which is why it wants to go forward and test how popular it would prove among players.
The publisher also stressed that the subscription model will simply be added as an extra option of purchasing DLC for Europa Universalis IV, without affecting the existing way in which content is purchased.
"Expansions and other DLC's, both existing and upcoming, will still be available for purchase as usual for those who prefer that. We will not remove any content from anyone or make future content exclusive to people with a subscription. Nobody will be forced to pay again for content they have already purchased, and you will get to choose if you want to subscribe to get future DLC or continue purchasing the items individually just as you’ve always done.", the publisher said in a forum post.
The subscription model is aimed at newer players looking to pick up Europa Universalis IV, potentially allowing them access to all the content for a one-time fee. The exact pricing of the Europa Universalis IV subscription model has yet to be determined.
"A limited group of people" will receive the offer during its initial test phase. Would you be interested in a subscription model for Europa Universalis IV or any of its counterparts in Paradox's library? Let us know in the comments.