Amplitude Studios and SEGA released a new “eXploit” trailer for Endless Space 2 today. This video is part of a “4X” series of trailers for the game that explain the meaning of each “X” in the 4X strategy genre: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate.
If this is your first time hearing about Endless Space 2, which is currently in Early Access on PC, here is a quick description of the game, which also details what is covered in the “eXploit” trailer.
Endless Space 2 will put you in the fascinating role of a leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space.
You will explore mysterious star systems, discover the secrets of ancient races, develop advanced technologies of unthinkable power, and, of course, encounter new life forms to understand, to court or to conquer.
Your story unfolds in a galaxy that was first colonized by a people known as the Endless, who rose and fell eons ago. All that remains of them are mystical ruins, powerful artifacts, and a mysterious, near-magical substance known as Dust.
eXplore the Endless universe
The new Galaxy Generator has been completely overhauled to provide unique star systems and curiosities to explore, different planet types to colonize, luxuries and strategic resources to exploit, the mysteries of the Dust and new lifeforms to master, and a host of strange cosmic anomalies to deal with.
eXpand beyond the unknown
Claim new systems by establishing outposts, and develop your planets into feared stellar fortresses or fabulous utopias full of wonders. Train your heroes to become fleet admirals, system governors or influential senators to guide your populations and make your galactic civilization thrive.
eXploit every opportunity
Collect Dust, luxuries and strategic resources that are tradable on the marketplace, discover amazing new technologies, and keep one step ahead of the competition through trade corporations and subtle diplomacy.
eXterminate all resistance
Design your ships, build your fleets and carefully choose your battle plans to overcome up to seven opponents in online confrontations. Watch epic real-time space battles unfold, and improve your strategy for your next confrontations.
You can watch the video below. Endless Space 2 will come out of Early Access on PC May 19, and will be available in both a Standard Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition.