Sci-fi grand technique Stellaris will take a step again from the celebs and focus on pre-FTL civilisations with its upcoming First Contact story pack DLC. Paradox introduced the DLC at present after particulars, screenshots and a trailer leaked forward of the reveal by means of SteamDB. YouTuber Aspec additionally uploaded a video detailing the leak and revealing the DLC’s trailer, which has since been made personal. You can watch the official trailer beneath.
“First Contact affords a set of recent origins and mechanics that give gamers the possibility to inform tales about their civilizations’ early encounters with guests from the celebs,” Paradox’s blurb for the story pack mentioned. ”Ones that will not have are available in peace!” You’ll have three new origins to select from, starting from being taken captive by aliens to your planet being invaded and conquered. Established post-FTL civilisations will get new methods to work together with new species on the galactic block, too. The First Contact DLC will even introduce cloaking into Stellaris for the primary time, one thing game director Stephen Muray advised me the crew have been attempting to convey to the game for ages once I talked to Paradox in August.
A dev diary the builders revealed in the direction of the tip of final week had teased that one thing new to do with first contact eventualities was coming for Stellaris. “We perceive that that is all very sudden. Receiving a transmission ‘from the celebs’ has probably come as a shock to you, however we’ve been watching your world for a while and your civilization scores very extremely on a number of related metrics,” the publish learn. “With an analysis rating of ?ERROR_UNDEFINED, the folks of ?ERROR_HOMEWORLDNAMENOTFOUND have been flagged as significantly worthy of cooperative enlightenment. Congratulations!” Seems suss.
The First Contact DLC for Stellaris doesn’t have a launch date but. The base game is on Steam and GOG for £35/$40/€40.