The two universes of Galactic Civilizations 3 and Stellaris are getting bigger

The two universes of Galactic Civilizations 3 and Stellaris are getting bigger The universe is expanding! So holds the theory that everything is moving outward and away from each other. You’re already slightly farther away from the center of the universe than when the day started. Science! Soon, both Galactic Civilizations 3 and Stellaris will grow as well. More science! Galactic Civilizations 3: Crusade, features improvements to the core concept of “civilizations” in the game. Stardock is adding a new campaign, new alien civilizations, a new graphics engine, and a new resource system with this expansion. Espionage will offer options for sneaky rulers, and an economy based on the citizens themselves should please the economists out there. Additionally, Crusade changes planetary invasions into interactive tactical challenges instead of being a mostly hands-off affair. The revamped invasion system in Crusade allows a citizen to be trained as a soldier in order to invade worlds. Strategic and challenging, invasions will require careful planning as you train your legions and determine which tile to attack first. Be careful not to forget to defend your own worlds from your enemies, too! Galactic Civilizations 3: Crusade is coming in the Spring for Windows PC and will cost $19.99. Stellaris: Utopia will go big for construction and social engineering. Megastructures like Dyson Spheres, ringworlds, and outlet malls will be all the rage for advanced space-faring cultures. Utopia will also give players new tools to use in their galactic bureaucracies including rights for citizenship, traditions to ease expansion, and bonuses for rapid exploration. The expansion will also allow would-be emperors to guide their factions through evolution. 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. No pricing or launch date has been announced for Stellaris: Utopia.

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Is that a Federation ship I see in that screenshot? There’s clearly a saucer section and two warp nacelles.

There’s a ship from Star Trek, a couple from Space 1999, and the flying RV from Spaceballs.

Are those screenshots from the official release version? Hope they got the licenses covered.

Also, Mr. Diamon, are you all ever going to review Master of Orion:Conquer the Stars? I think the major development and DLC releases have completed so it’s probably a good time to review (whenever convenient).

The game doesn’t come with those ships.

The game’s ship designer lets you make ships look like anything you want.

Brad, apologies if you already wrote about this more in-depth somewhere and I didn’t see it (happens a lot). But can you talk more about this new graphics engine?

I’m definitely looking forward to getting back into one of these games! Guess which one.


Looks like there’s an extra comma in there:
“Galactic Civilizations 3: Crusade, features improvements”