Stellaris—a science fiction grand strategy game by Paradox Development studio, the creators of Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings series, among others—received patch 1.2 today. The update called “Asimov” introduces a number of changes into Stellaris’ gameplay mechanics, especially in diplomacy, warfare, and empire expansion. Learn the details below.
- Access through empires’ borders now open until closed by diplomatic actions.
- Colonizing planets and building outposts now costs influence.
- Embassies replaced by building long-term relationships with other empires via trustworthy actions.
- Diplomacy interface includes additional actions and options – and diplomatic incidents.
- New possible goals for warfare.
- Battles are clearer and have improved appearances.
- New ways to view maps with a variety of data shown.
- New nomadic fleets and varied population factions.
The Asimov update is live now for all players on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs.