The ‘Utopia’ expansion for Paradox’s Stellaris now has both a release date and price, setting galactic empires on course for bold new ideas in April. 6 April, to be precise, and a cost of $20 USD.

What Utopia adds to the game has already been covered fairly extensively prior to this announcement. In summary, your species will be able to make use of Ascension Perks to evolve down biological, psionic, or synthetic paths. Impressive ‘Megastructures’ like Dyson Spheres will be available, to give your empire technological advantages and make them the envy of the universe.

You’ll also be defining the rights and privileges (or lack thereof) afforded to full citizens within your planetary authority. Here’s a new Stellaris trailer showing two policy extremes, followed by a bullet point feature list.

  • 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!
Peter Parrish

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