Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. It features complex gameplay, a diverse selection of aliens, and emergent storytelling like many modern titles. According to publisher Paradox Interactive, Stellaris contains "engaging moments that reward interstellar exploration" as you traverse, discover, interact, and learn more about the characters you encounter.

The game has received many expansions over the years, but the post-launch support isn't going to end anytime soon. Today, the company announced that Stellaris is getting the "Ancient Relics" expansion soon. Ancient Relics will add two new "Precursors" to investigate, forgotten "Relic Worlds" to explore, and more archaeological wonders to uncover. It's unclear when it's coming to consoles, because so far it's only been announced for PC.

The trailer details what you can expect from the expansion. The main features are listed below.

  • Ancient Relics: Collect and acquire valuable relics in your adventures as rewards for overcoming major crises or after completing a dig at an archaeological site and solving the chapters. Each relic gives significant benefits to your empire.
  • Those Who Came Before: Encounter clues about two extinct Precursor civilizations, the Baol and the Zroni, the former a sprawling hivemind of plantoids, the latter some of the most powerful psionics to have ever lived.
  • Relic Worlds: Once filled with teeming life, these Relic Worlds now lie dead, replete with desolate ruins and dormant mysteries.

Are you excited about Stellaris: Ancient Relics? Let us know.

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Stellaris: Console Edition

Create your own interstellar empire

Stellaris successfully translates the complex PC strategy game over to console, with fairly intuitive gamepad controls without impacting any of the strategic depth its fans love.

Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

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PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)

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ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

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