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Upcoming Stellaris DLC Focuses On Discovery Amid Distant Stars

Distant Stars is an opportunity for players to find new anomalies, beings, and storylines.


Stellaris, the sci-fi grand strategy title that has broken sales and user records for Paradox Interactive, is getting another expansion in the near future. The game has received a plethora of add-on content since release and, today, Paradox revealed one centered on discovery: Distant Stars.

The Distant Stars expansion/story-pack will introduce new anomalies, storylines, and beings to the Stellaris formula. The reveal trailer included breakdowns for three tiers of content that players will be adding with the purchase of this new DLC:

  • Behind Closed Doors: Discover hidden traces of an ancient gateway network unlocking a sealed path to a constellation outside our own galaxy. But is this door holding something out, or keeping something in?
  • Sensors are Picking up… That Can’t be Right: Encounter dozens of new anomalies and events for your intrepid scientists to observe and analyze, and a galaxy of wonders for them to discover. Brave New Worlds: Plot unexplored unique solar systems, each with their own story to tell. Gain technology, resources, and valuable worlds to colonize.
  • There’s Always a Bigger Fish: Come face to face with a number of unique gargantuan creatures that exist and thrive in the vacuum of space. But approach with caution, because whether gentle giants or something more sinister, these legendary behemoths have existed long before you and will do what it takes to survive long after.

Pre-orders are up for Distant Stars now, but no release date has been shared as of yet. Stellaris is available now on PC and you can read up on the massive Stellaris Apocalypse expansion here.

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