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Will Victoria 3 Be on Game Pass?

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Will Victoria 3 be on Game Pass?

With Victoria 3 set to finally release this year as the sequel to Victoria 2 (2010), it is perhaps no surprise that many are wondering whether or not the grand strategy title will be included in Microsoft's video game subscription service. Here's a breakdown of whether or not Victoria 3 will be available on Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Will Victoria 3 Be on Game Pass?

Unfortunately, it does not appear that Victoria 3 will be offered on Xbox Game Pass for the foreseeable future.

On the Paradox Forum on Aug. 30, community ambassador commissar roach confirmed that Victoria 3 will not be coming to the service.

"The game will be a Steam exclusive at the release," commissar roach wrote. "After discussion with our partners, it was decided that Victoria 3 won't be a part of Game Pass or Microsoft Store. Xbox fans of Paradox’s epic grand strategy titles can enjoy our games like Crusader Kings III, Stellaris, Shadowrun Trilogy, Hearts of Iron IV and more with Game Pass today, and we look forward to sharing more details on our next partnership with Xbox in the future."

As alluded to in the announcement, that's not to say that Victoria 3 definitely won't be available to play for free through the service at some point either.

Victoria 3 is set to be released exclusively for PC (via Steam) on Oct. 25, 2022. Pre-orders for the game opened Aug. 30.