Play your way with your friends using Steamworks-enabled modding and cross-platform multiplayer
Paradox Interactive has released via Steam a playable demo for Europa Universalis IV, allowing you to try out this game that lets you rule your nation with unparalleled freedom in the age of exploration. In the demo version of Europa Universalis IV, players can take up the flag of one of four available nations, sampling the trade system as Venice, going to war as the Ottoman Empire, founding new colonies as Portugal, or engaging in shrewd diplomacy as Austria. Demo games will last for 28 in-game years and include an extensive tutorial and hint system. The demo will not include multiplayer capabilities - note that the abilities to save & load have been disabled.
In related news Paradox Interactive announced that Europa Universalis IV includes support for Steam Workshop for game modifications, and cross-platform multiplayer across Windows, Mac and Linux.