Utopia brings a slew of delights to Stellaris’ core gameplay, including the following features:
- 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 inhabitants, 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 regarding which of the many species under your thumb will have the rights and privileges of full citizenship.
Another added feature includes Ascension Perks that help guide the evolution of your species. “One of the core improvements in Utopia is the introduction of Ascension Perks. As your species advances and gains new traditions, it can choose how it wants to evolve as it is further enlightened. You can choose between a biological path, a psionic path or a synthetic path, with various options within these broad categories. Body, Mind or Machine – how will your species challenge the future?”
Stellaris is currently available on PC via Steam as well as Mac and Linux. Previous additional content for Stellaris includes a Plantoids species pack, the story DLC Leviathan and a ‘Horizon Signal’ story DLC written by Alexis Kennedy. Utopia will release on Apr. 6, 2017 at a $19.99 sticker price.
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