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Engage hype number one! Stellaris, the awesome grand strategy space game from Paradox Development Studio and Paradox Interactive turns four years old soon and it's getting a big free update.

Paradox have now confirmed the 2.7 'Wells' update will launch on May 12! It's going to touch on a huge amount of existing content to expand it. Lots of new visual effects, new ambient planet reveals, various sound upgrades ("70+" sound bits remastered), a home system each for Tiyanki and Space Amoebas, a new roaming Space Cloud, numerous AI upgrades, improved modding support and loads more.

You can see the full patch notes here.

Over the last 4 years Stellaris has become a much bigger game too. Not just because of DLC, of which there's a few now but multiple large free content updates have added tons of extras to it.

To me, Stellaris was something incredibly special. I've struggled to get into Paradox's other huge strategy games but as a super space-nerd the setting of Stellaris, plus the easy introduction made it a great match. Stellaris is a game you can easily and happily lose an entire day to and I've certainly enjoyed plenty. Tens of thousands of others appear to feel the same, with a very high rating on Steam and it regularly sees well over ten thousand people playing it each day.

You can find Stellaris on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Dammit, I don't have time for this! But I know I'm going to dip back in anyway . . .
Some of that stuff looks pretty sweet.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 7 May 2020 at 6:38 pm UTC
Hmm, can I finish up my max-size galaxy game before this comes out? :S: Time to find out! :D
PhiladelphusHmm, can I finish up my max-size galaxy game before this comes out? :S: Time to find out! :D
Luckily Paradox usually keeps the previous version available in a Steam branch.


I'd really love to jump right back to Stellaris after the update, but I'm afraid I have to stick to Elite for now, otherwise my month-long tourist contract from Alioth to the "Dancing With Giants" site on the other side of the galactic centre would not be doable...
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PhiladelphusHmm, can I finish up my max-size galaxy game before this comes out? :S: Time to find out! :D
Luckily Paradox usually keeps the previous version available in a Steam branch.

I'd really love to jump right back to Stellaris after the update, but I'm afraid I have to stick to Elite for now, otherwise my month-long tourist contract from Alioth to the "Dancing With Giants" site on the other side of the galactic centre would not be doable...

I just recently got bit by the Elite Dangerous bug myself, bad. I can't get over how well it runs on Proton, once you install the Win7 version of dotnet via protontricks. Last night I went out and discovered a system no one has before, scanned it, then mapped each planet, it was like a drug.

That being said, and to not totally derail the topic; I used to play the crap out of Stellaris and I'm pretty sure anybody who really likes one will wind up liking the other. Then again, I've not played Stellaris in a few years and hope they didn't change it too much.


Last edited by Kyrottimus on 8 May 2020 at 2:10 pm UTC
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PhiladelphusHmm, can I finish up my max-size galaxy game before this comes out? :S: Time to find out! :D
Luckily Paradox usually keeps the previous version available in a Steam branch.
Indeed, I was being humorous. But thanks. :)

KyrottimusThen again, I've not played Stellaris in a few years and hope they didn't change it too much.
Well, about that… The 2.0 update, and several of the updates since, have radically changed certain parts of the game. In my opinion, for the better, but yeah if you haven't played it recently it could be fairly different to how you remember.
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