Daniel Moregård, former Stellaris Game Designer, has taken over in Anward's stead.
Stellaris: MegaCorp is an economy-focused expansion that will launch alongside the free 2.2 Le Guin update.
The latest major expansion for the famous 4X is going to focus on the economy, allowing players to become CEOs of galaxy-spanning corporate empires.
The new engine sounds like good news all around, and will bring lots of streamlining when it comes to actually developing 4X games for Paradox.
Paradox have just published their financial report for the period from January to June 2018, and things are definitely looking good for them. Here's a short summary.