Paradox Interactive, creators of Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis franchises, announced their new game at gamescom. Stellaris is a grand space strategy with real-time exploration coming to PC (Windows, Linux) and Mac. Here’s the reveal trailer:
If space exploration sounds like fun, this game may just be for you. The developers talk about procedurally-generated star systems full of mysteries to discover. The game will offer 7 playable races to choose from but the universe will be inhabited by a vast number of random species. To facilitate interactions with aliens Paradox is working on an advanced diplomacy system, but if talks fail, you can always dig up the hatchet… or a gun. Other features include rich technology system with three technological groups as well as creating your own ships.
When Stellaris comes out remains a mystery at the moment. Paradox still has Hearts of Iron IV to release early next year.