New ways to conquer the galaxy and to build the perfect society.

Let us start with the reveal teaser video that says absolutely nothing about the contents of the upcoming expansion for Stellaris:

Now, the details. Utopia is the first major expansion coming after some DLC and quite expansive patches. We’ll quote the official features list:

  • Megastructures: Build wondrous structures in your systems including Dyson Spheres and ring worlds, bringing both prestige and major advantages to your race.
  • Habitat Stations: Build “tall” and establish space stations that will house more population, serving the role of planets in a small and confined empire.
  • Traditions: Collect Unity points and adopt ideas and bonuses that will ease your species’ expansion across the stars, unlocking special perks for completing a set.
  • Rights and Privileges: Set specific policies for which of the many species under your thumb will have the rights and privileges of full citizenship.

Ascension Perks will be introduced in the expansion, allowing players to decide how their society evolves while growing in power. A biological path, a psionic path and a synthetic path are mentioned, and we are not here to joke about Mass Effect 3 endings.

No dates were given, but we’ll surely update you when further details surface.