Amplitude Studios released a new trailer in its Endless Space 2 “4X” series of videos explaining the meaning of each “X” in eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Today’s video, which can be seen below, showcases eXpand.
In the video, we take a closer look at how expanding your outpost works. The new trailer clocks in at 3 minutes and 8 seconds and does a good job of explaining the progression you will make as you go through your endless space journey.
If this is your first time hearing about Endless Space 2, here is a quick description of the game:
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.
Endless Space 2 is currently available on PC via Steam Early Access.