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Stellaris is a sci-fi grand strategy game set 200 years into the future. It is being developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive.

Stellaris is a grand strategy game, such as Europa Universalis 4 and Crusader Kings 2, with a focus on exploration and the notable exception of being based in space.[1]

It is Paradox Development Studios's first new major IP in 10 years.[2]

General information[edit]

Release date[edit]

Stellaris has been released on May 9, 2016 at 18:00 CEST.[3]

Main features[edit]

Main article: Features
  • Discovery Events – Emergent Storytelling.[1]
  • Deep & Varied Exploration.[1]
  • Enormous procedural galaxies, containing thousands of planets.[1]
  • Vast number of unique random species.[1]
  • Advanced Diplomacy system.[1]
  • Ship Designer (even civilian ships can be customized).[1]
  • Stunning space visuals.[1]
  • Multiplayer support for upwards of 32 players (no real limit apart from map size).[1] One player per empire,according to dev comments in Diary 23.


Beside the Standard Edition, Stellaris is available with premium content:


Pre-orders include the Creatures of the Void DLC portrait pack, ringtones and message alert sounds, and a Blorg forum avatar.

Sign-up campaign[edit]

The sign-up campaign, Project Augustus, ran from March 16 through April 2, 2016. It consisted of a click game that unlocked cosmetic content DLCs: a Platypus alien portrait, a flag and empire symbols packs, as well as a forum icon and forum avatars. These DLCs bonuses were freely released in Patch 1.1.

Developer diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

Developer diaries are articles, sometimes accompanied by videos, published by Paradox to describe the game design in detail.

Useful links[edit]

Official Stellaris websites[edit]

Stellaris in the news[edit]

Stellaris reviews[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Official forum: Game info
  2. Wiki Paradox Page
  3. Paradox Interactive Launches Stellaris Galaxy-wide
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