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Craig Lebrau

The Machine Age is Coming Soon to Stellaris.

The machines rise soon. (Credit: Paradox Interactive)

A new expansion is arriving to Stellaris and it's going to introduce The Machine Age. This all started when scientists discovered more advanced means to commune the machine. As a result, the biological limitations that has been set for the minds and flesh have been overcome. Once The Machine Age begins, it means a time of technical glory. However, it also increases bot social and ethical dilemmas.

Here are some of the key features of this upcoming expansion:

  • New Endgame Crisis & Crisis Path
    • Players get to face a new synthetic threat in a brand-new Endgame Crisis.
    • It's also possible that they become the threat themselves and fight for the balance of the universe in a new Crisis Path.
  • Individualistic Machines
    • The machine empires are no longer limited to gestalt consciousness.
    • They can have individual personalities and more diverse stories and origins.
    • Players can further customize their empire with the three new Machine Ascension Paths.
  • New Situations & Advanced Authority Swap
    • As players move ever closer to the mind of the machine, they'll have to face new challenges for their society.
    • Each decision matters and the only certainty is that the empire won't be the same after its Ascension.
  • Three New Origins
    • Cybernetic Creed
      • The empire pursues a divine calling which is the holy fusion of the body and cybernetics.
      • Augmentation is worship.
    • Synthetic Fertility
      • Once a thriving society, a novel genetic disease has resulted empire being unable to reproduce biologically.
      • Digital salvation seems the only option to avoid extinction.
    • Arc Welders
      • Coming from a world that's long starved for space, a robotic society turns to the stars for resources.

In addition to the features already mentioned, the upcoming expansion also comes with:

  • new reactive portraits
  • 6 new Civics
  • 2 new mid-game structures
  • Molten Arc Furnace
  • Powerful Dyson Swarm
  • new Population Traits
  • 7 brand new music tracks

Stellaris is a 4X grand strategy video game first released for the PC in May 2016. The game was then launched for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in February 2019. Stellaris was developed by Paradox Interactive whose game portfolio includes other popular franchises like Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, the Surviving games, Age of Wonders and Victoria.

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