Video games are often built with a single goal in mind in terms of gameplay. They want it to be something, and then they’ll work hard to reach that goal for launch. But then, it’s up to the team to expand the game in special ways so that players keep coming back. It can be a new gameplay mode or function, new places to go to, or an extension of the storyline itself. This is exactly what is happening with the arrival of Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn.
In this expansion of the sci-fi space exploration and builder game, you now have the chance to become a machine empire. That’s right, this go around, you are the machines trying to take over the universe. You’ll get to spread your A.I. consciousness throughout the stars in order to take over. Or, you know, you can just kill everything that isn’t a robot. That’s an option too.
The true crux of the expansion though is that these new machine races can go through the Stellaris storyline and find new events and story chains that’ll lead to all new endings and outcomes. How will you become ruler? Do you even want to be a robotic ruler? Do you feel that all organic life should be wiped out? Or do you think they serve a purpose? Jump into Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn and you’ll find out.
Stellaris isn’t skimping on the options in this expansion. You’ll have the ability to customize your robotic race, including some very unique portraits for your robots. What’s more, you can actually get robots from other civilizations to rebel against their masters. And there may even be some fallen robot civilization for you to discover across the stars.
Either way, Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn is going to be one very deep expansion, and it’s available now.