Intelligent plants are coming to take over your galaxy in Stellaris’ first species pack. The critically acclaimed science fiction grand strategy game has seen terrific success, and Paradox Interactive’s fastest selling game in the company’s history. Paradox is still adding content to this game in every patch, attempting to improve the mid game format that faced some criticism from the Paradox faithful. Recent update 1.2 sought to add further options, events, improved fleet behavior, and improved warfare mechanics.

While no new in game mechanics have been revealed along with the new species pack, the teaser trailer for the new race did showoff some of their new ship designs which can be seen here.

Large space fleets are a cornerstone of stellaris, new ship models will only add to the chaotic space battles in Stellaris' First species pack.
Large space fleets are a cornerstone of stellaris, new ship models will only add to the chaotic space battles.

Stellaris‘ first species pack will add new character portraits,(Fifteen to be precise.) cityscape backdrops, and of course the new ship models.

Paradox has asked Stellaris fans to stay tuned to their blog for more news regarding the species pack, maybe we might see new government mechanics implemented into the release, species specific mechanics could be an interesting addition if Paradox does decide to take that route in future DLC.

Maybe we’ll get even more fortunate and see the addition of a new endgame crisis surrounding the new plant species, the three current in game crisis’ help to end late game stalemates between opposing players or the sometimes wonky Stellaris A.I.

Steven Savile has experience in writing both fantasy and Science Fiction.
Steven Savile has experience in writing both fantasy and Science Fiction.

Along with the news of Stellaris‘ first species pack, an ebook published in the series’ Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers, by bestselling author Steven Savile has released and is immediately available for reading at the price of $6.99.

Paradox had promised earlier in the games’ development that novels would be released along with the game itself in an effort to enrich its universe and add lore.

Whether Mr. Savile will write sequels for the universe remains to be seen, assuming the novel does well, more can be expected.

Considering its launch in early May, Stellaris is shaping up to have a lengthy shelf life for those who enjoy grand strategy and newcomers to the genre alike. More content is surely on its way, as this is only the first in many planned DLC for this title.

If you’ve played any Paradox titles, then you know how much they love their DLC.