Stellaris: science fiction computer strategy game adds diplomacy expansion & silicon races (news).

October 19, 2019 | By | Reply More

Stellaris, the grand science fiction strategy computer game, is soon to add a large diplomacy expansion system, as well as silicon races.

Will the pen prove mightier than the plasma-launcher in the new Stellaris expansion that focuses on the galactic community and internal politics with expanded capabilities for federations and the establishment of a powerful galactic senate?

The Federations expansion include expanded diplomacy capabilities… players can build up the internal cohesion of their Federations and unlock rewards for all members. Fed types include a Trade League, Martial Alliance, or Hegemony.

You can unite space empires with a galactic senate voting on a range of resolutions to drive legislative agendas. For example, players can pass a resolution to increase commitments to collective defence or funnel profit towards wealthy elites. Members can also sanction those who defy the community, and enact a single galactic focus. Sway the senate to position yourself as a leader, trading favours and manoeuvring, gaining influence.

Stellaris: Federations

Stellaris: Federations

Each empire can choose a story that shapes its path, giving your civilisation deeper roots with the game’s new system of ‘Origins’. By choosing an Origin, players can flesh out their empire’s background and alter its starting conditions. Whether it’s Void Dwellers who have abandoned their homeworld to live in perpetual orbit, or a society that worships and protects a powerful Tree of Life, you can lay a groundwork for the seeds of your empire.

New projects for your empire include the Juggernaut, a massive mobile starbase that serves as a moveable repair base in enemy territory, or the Mega Shipyard, a megastructure that can churn out fleets with speed.

And is it time to rock and roll with the new species pack including races of sapient rocks, or Lithoids, as they refer to them?

the Lithoids Species Pack features a selection of new rock-based species and ship models for players who take nothing for granite and are looking to unearth a more grounded civilisation. Lithoids are a bigger and boulder species type made entirely of sapient rock who eat minerals for sustenance, are long-lived, and can colonise almost any environment.

Players can look forward to trying out the new Lithoid play-style focusing on mineral production, colonisation of even the most marginal worlds, and refusing to cede an inch of your empire – for ‘sedimental’ value.

The Lithoids Species Pack includes mechanics for Lithoid Empires; 15 New Portraits of Lithoids and 1 of a Lithoid robot; new mineral-based ship models and a new silicon-based life-form voice pack.

The species pack is out October 24th 2019. The Federations expansion date is TBA.

Category: Games

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