Stellaris: Console Edition Launches February for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Stellaris: Console Edition is coming on February 26, 2019 and is comparable to the 1.7 version of the PC game which released in May of 2016.
Stellaris: Console Edition finally has a release date: February 26, 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $39.99.
A more expensive Deluxe Edition is available for $59.99 and includes he Plantoids Species Pack, Leviathans Story Pack, and the Utopia Expansion when they release later on.
The Console Edition of Stellaris was first announced by Paradox Interactive in August 2018 where it was described as equivalent to the 1.7 version of the PC game and was being handled by Tantalus Media, developers behind bringing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD to Wii U and Sonic Mania to Nintendo Switch. A release window for Stellaris: Console Edition was announced in October 2018 for Q1 2019.
How a complicated sim made for PC will handle when ported to console remains to be seen, but hopefully Tantalus did a good job translating keyboard-and-mouse to controller. If not maybe it will be one of the Xbox One games to support keyboard and mouse, a feature that has recently appeared on Microsoft’s console. There is limited support for keyboard and mouse on PlayStation 4, with the most popular being Final Fantasy XIV and Elder Scrolls Online, two MMOs that are most at home on PC as well.
Paradox Interactive made the announcement alongside a new pre-order trailer, which you can watch below. As expected, you only have to scroll so far down in the comments before a Nintendo Switch request is made.
Behold the enormity of space with procedurally generated galaxies with an untold number of planets to explore. Encounter a myriad of wild, wacky, and dangerous alien races who may prove to be crucial trade partners or conquering forces hellbent on enslaving your civilization. Take on strategic space warfare and resource management to ensure the survival and advancement of your empire. Explore scientific anomalies and uncover technological wonders throughout the galaxy to mercilessly utilize them toward your own gains. Govern your own fledgling population and secure your power and agenda through manipulating internal policies, factions, traditions and more.