Stellaris Allow You to Lead Your Species to Utopia on April 6

Stellaris Allow You to Lead Your Species to Utopia on April 6

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STOCKHOLM – 27 February 2017 – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio have set a release date for their first expansion to their celebrated space grand strategy game. Stellaris: Utopia will be shaping galactic civilizations as of April 6, 2017 and will be found at Steam and the Paradox Store for $19.99/€19.99.

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?

See how one civilization's take on Utopia can dramatically affect another's here:


Utopia also includes:
  • 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 population, serving the role of planets in a small and confined empire.
  • Rights and Privileges: Set specific policies for which of the many species under your thumb will have the rights and privileges of full citizenship. Build an egalitarian paradise or follow a caste system.
  • And even more improvements and updates, including (as is traditional with all of our paid content releases) free updates for every Stellaris owner!
Stellaris: Utopia brings even greater depth and variety to a game already celebrated for its story-telling power and near endless possibilities. Are you ready for perfection?
 

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The title says April 7th. The description says April 9th, the video says April 6th ... What is true?

Edit: Apparently it has been fixed. April 6th is right.
 

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Goodness! $20 is quite a lot for an expansion!

*quietly sets aside $20 dollars in steam wallet*
 

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Compared to the trailers for the other paradox games (Which are good, don't get me wrong), this trailer was simply amazing. Please give a raise to the artist(s)!
 

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Damn nice, that's even one week earlier then I was currently expecting!
 

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Less than forty days? Okay, can live with that.
 

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That's just little more than a month until now. I suppose that it makes sense considering that last dev diary was said to be the last about a major feature but it still seemed quite far away until now.
 

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Damn nice, that's even one week earlier then I was currently expecting!
WAIT
IT SAYS APRIL
Noooooooooooo

Welp, so it's not 1 week ahead, but 3 weeks behind the maximum optimism schedule.
Ah well, at least it's still one week short of my maximum realism schedule.
 

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Excessive. Add-on content has now passed what I originally paid for the game itself.

This is true. Remind us to increase the price of the base game for our next release so that the expansions will be cheaper in comparison :)
(But seriously, the alternative would to stop releasing new content for the game. If this would be your preferred course of action, just don't buy the expansion and pretend it doesn't exist. You will still receive a hefty patch update for free)

BTW @BjornB , is Wiz out of office today? I miss my daily dose of tease.

He's at GDC. I'm sure he'll start tweeting something when he wakes up.
 

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That was so cheesy...
 

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With the huge amount of changes, updates and reworks in this patch+DLC, I think 20$ is a fair price for it.
To a broke college student who's a year away from graduating and getting a job, $20 can be a bit of a drop. Hence why I'm setting aside that money now :p