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Stellaris gets game-changing 'MegaCorp' expansion soon (update)

Updated November 20, 2018: Stellaris: MegaCorp should launch on December 6, 2018 on PC.

Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. It features deep gameplay, a rich and diverse selection of aliens, and emergent storytelling. According to publisher Paradox Interactive, Stellaris contains engaging moments that reward interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact, and learn more about the species you encounter during your travels. There are a lot of mechanics to master here, so be prepared for a somewhat steep learning curve when you first dive in. It takes some time to get familiar with the gameplay, but it's quite satisfying once you do.

The game has received exemplary post-launch support from its developer for many months now, and the content drops aren't about to stop anytime soon. Today, the team announced the "MegaCorp" expansion. The publisher says that "MegaCorp introduces a revolutionary new way to conduct business on a galactic scale though new markets and city planets with state-of-the-art citizen solutions and more marketable human capital."

Hopefully all of these expansions will be available at launch when the game hits consoles. Hopefully Stellaris will be a polished experience on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at launch.

We'll keep you posted as soon as we receive a concrete release date. Since the game's release in May 2016, it has sold over 1.5 million copies on PC. While success on PC doesn't guarantee success on consoles, it's still a good metric to gauge interest.

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