Stellaris Focuses On Diplomacy With Federations Expansion

  • Windows
  • Real Time Strategy
Diplomacy is key.
Diplomacy is key. Paradox Interactive

Stellaris announced during this year's PDXCon that it will be releasing Federations, a major diplomacy-themed expansion. Instead of weapons, this expansion focuses on the galactic community along with its internal politics. The Federations expansion is already available for pre-order through Paradox Plaza, Steam, and GOG.

In Stellaris: Federations, the goal is to defeat the enemy without even fighting. Here players can extend their diplomatic dominion over the galaxy in more ways than one. Features of Federations include:

  • Expanded Federations
    • Diplomacy capabilities have been expanded allowing player to build up the internal cohesion of their Federations while also unlocking powerful rewards for all members.
    • Get the chance to join a Trade League, Martial Alliance, or Hegemony.
  • Galactic Community
    • Be able to unite space empires with the use of a galactic senate that can vote on a wide range of resolution to drive legislative agendas.
      • Players can pass resolutions increasing commitments to collective defense or even to direct profit towards the wealthy.
      • The senate can also sanction those that dare defy the community or even go for a single galactic focus.
    • Find a way to sway the senate to your side by maneuvering or trading favors in order to get them to call you a leader.
  • Origins
    • Each empire comes with a story that has its own journey.
    • Give your civilization an even deeper background with the new system of Origins.
    • Choosing an Origin lets players flesh out the background of their empire better and even chage the starting conditions.
  • New Constructions
    • Construct glorious and wonderful new projects for your empire that offer tactical advantage and just the right amount of shock and awe. Examples include:
      • Juggernaut
        • A massive mobile starbase that has a moveable repair base even when in enemy territory.
      • Mega Shipyard
        • A new megastructure that can churn release fleets with incredible speed. Offering both tactical advantages and a good dose of shock and/or awe, these are sure to be an asset to any space empire.

Stellaris is a 4X grand strategy video game that focuses on space exploration, managing an empire, diplomacy, and space warfare with other spacefaring civilizations. The game was released to the PC in 2016 with Paradox Interactive making the decision to release to both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in February of this year.

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