Having launched the Aquatics Species Pack at the start of this week, Paradox Development Studio has outlined some of its future plans for sci-fi grand strategy game Stellaris, revealing a few more details about its upcoming Unity rework and new Situations system.
Stellaris: Aquatics Species Pack launched to Very Positive reviews on Steam and has become the "best-selling species pack to date" in a manner of days.
The title's Unity rework has seen "fairly good" progress, since it was originally announced back in June and is currently targeting a February release as part of the game's 3.3 update.
The developer is also looking to first make it available as part of an open beta and gather more community feedback, "due to the spiciness of the changes." More details are said to come before the end of 2021.
Stellaris could also receive a new Situations system inspired by Europa Universalis 4's Disasters system, although work on it has only begun "very recently."
"The goal is to be able to move things like Deficits and Revolts, and similar struggles, into this new system," the developer wrote in a today's dev diary. "Since we don’t want to undertake too many changes at once, it’s likely that new Situations will be added over multiple updates after the system itself is released."
Work on Stellaris' AI also continues, targeting economic improvements alongside the Take Point feature. In terms of new content for older DLC, buffs for Nemesis and Necroids are planned, although no specifics were shared just yet.
Other improvements and bug fixes are also planned, but we'll learn more about them as we near the release date of future patches.
Stellaris is available now on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PS4.
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