The studio has also rolled out balance adjustments and some AI tweaks. Right now Endless Space is enjoying a 50% off sale via Steam that lasts until March 18th. A changelog has posted.
Virtual Awakening bumps Endless Space to version 1.0.65 according to the list of changes catalogued by Amplitude. They've added a new intro for the latest free add-on.
“Driven by their need to terraform and cultivate, it was only a matter of time before the Automatons turned their eyes to the least hospitable planets: Gas giants. A probe ship departed for an uncolonized system, hoping to test technology that could transform these jovian worlds into something livable," blurbs the studio.
“It was a nice plan, but luck and reality had other ideas. The gas giant had a derelict platform orbiting it that had been of the Virtual Endless war effort — and the Virtuals had left a guard behind. Worse yet, the system was rich in minerals from its asteroid belts, so a small but well-equipped group of Pirates was also keeping an eye on it.”
The latest changelog for Endless Space is available here.