Two weeks out from the game’s arrival, developer Paradox has cast light on the future technology and space exploration underpinning Stellaris, the grand PC strategy game due to drop from orbit on May 9.
Embedded above, the featurette offers a play-by-play breakdown of skill trees and the bleeding edge technology you’ll be able to research and develop in the inky blackness of space.
But experimenting with new tech comes with inherent risks, with the studio cautioning would-be adventurers that Robot Workers, while helpful with certain tasks, can revolt against you and instigate an uprising.
“Unless crushed quickly and with overwhelming force, such a Machine Empire will quickly get out of hand and threaten all the remaining empires in the galaxy. Sentient robots will out-research and outproduce everyone.”
Below, you’ll also find a rundown of the game mechanics and features included in Stellaris, with everything from procedural galaxies to 32-player multiplayer on display.
- Anomaly Events – Strange discoveries offer emergent storytelling.
- Deep & Varied Exploration.
- Enormous procedural galaxies, containing thousands of planets.
- Numerous playable species, each with their own traits and engineering styles.
- Vast number of Unique Random Species.
- Advanced Diplomacy system.
- Ship Designer (even civilian ships can be customized).
- Stunning space visuals.
- Up to 32 player Multiplayer
Stellaris makes a beeline for PC platforms (read: Windows, Mac and Linux) on May 9.