Asimov comes to Stellaris

Paradox Interactive
Stellaris Update 1.2, Asimov, is now available as a free download.

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Available now for players on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, the update comes with changes to the game's border systems, new systems for diplomatic relations, new graphical enhancements to battle, and a whole lot more.

The Asimov update changes several in-game systems, including diplomacy, warfare, and empire expansion. The changes include:

• Access through empires' borders now open until closed by diplomatic actions.
• Colonizing planets and building outposts now costs influence.
• Embassies replaced by building long-term relationships with other empires via trustworthy actions.
• Diplomacy interface includes additional actions and options - and diplomatic incidents.
• New possible goals for warfare.
• Battles are clearer and have improved appearances.
• New ways to view maps with a variety of data shown.
• New nomadic fleets and varied population factions.

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