Paradox have announced Europa Universalis IV‘s first expansion, titled Conquest of Paradise. This does not mean you’ll be taking over heaven.
Instead, you’ll be heading off west to discover America, the new world – which, in a first for Paradox games, will be completely randomised. According to the first dev diary for the game, the reason behind this is to actually add an element of exploration to things; unlike most explorers of the time you probably have a fair idea of where America is and what it looks like. The randomisation changes that entirely.
You’ll also have the option of playing as a Native American nation with federation mechanics, which will also have their own national ideas, buildings, and units, and should make it a bit more entertaining to play as them than in the base game. Alternatively, you can play as a Colonial nation, declare colonial war, or fight for liberty from your homeland. Up to you.
Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise is due for release on 11 December of this year.