Stellaris: Astral Planes is the latest major expansion announced today for Paradox Interactive’s popular space strategy game. It will allow players to “manipulate space and interact with the galaxy in unexpected ways.”
Paradox Interactive recently announced Stellaris: Astral Planes, a narrative expansion set to release for PC later this year. To mark the occasion, the studio has released a trailer highlighting some of the upcoming events for the new DLC. According to publisher Paradox, Stellaris: Astral Planes will offer a number of features that should please fans of sci-fi strategy games. For example, the additions include new technologies, procedures, and effects that allow “to manipulate space and interact with the galaxy in unexpected ways.”
Specifically, the expansion introduces more than 30 star rifts with branching stories to explore, eight new relics, four civilizations and a new origin. Paradox wants player choice to be one of the main contents of the DLC, meaning difficult decisions must be made that can change the course for better or worse.
“With new reality-altering technologies and systems, players in Astral Planes will explore alternate dimensions and encounter creatures and phenomena in numerous parallel worlds,” reads the description for Stellaris: Astral Planes. “You will find your own way through the unknown in fully independent and branching stories that add new depth and freedom of action to player decisions.” Stellaris was released back in 2016 for PC, Playstation 4/5, and Xbox One.
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