Stellaris: Utopia Gameplay Expansion Teased

on February 2, 2017 10:19 AM

As you may remember, grand strategy game Stellaris received its first DLC back in October of last year, called Leviathans. For those that don’t know, Leviathans was what developer Paradox Interactive called a “Story Pack,” meaning its content was largely focused around story. Today, the developer and publisher has revealed something new for the grand strategy game, its first major expansion, more specifically its first major gameplay expansion.

Dubbed Stellaris: Utopia, the new expansion gives you new tools to develop your galactic empire and keep your people (or birdfolk or talking mushrooms) happy. In it you will push your species further out into the galaxy with new bonuses for rapid exploration or stay closer to home before striking out against who would dare challenge you.

Here’s a brief elevator pitch from Paradox itself:

The stars have called you for millennia and now you walk among them. A universe of possibilities is open to your species as it takes its first fitful steps into the great unknown. Here you can turn your back on the divisive politics of the home planet. Here you can build something new. Here you can unify your people and build that perfect society.

Only in space can you build Utopia.

Feature List

  • Megastructures: Build wondrous structures in your systems including Dyson Spheres and ring worlds, bringing both prestige and major advantages to your race.

  • Habitat Stations: Build “tall” and establish space stations that will house more population, serving the role of planets in a small and confined empire.

  • Traditions: Collect Unity points and adopt ideas and bonuses that will ease your species’ expansion across the stars, unlocking special perks for completing a set.

  • Rights and Privileges: Set specific policies for which of the many species under your thumb will have the rights and privileges of full citizenship.

A price point and release date were not provided. But the expansion’s first teaser trailer has been: you can check it out below:

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