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Stellaris Going on Console

Paradox make Stellaris their first grand strategy that will be on console.

By Three of Seven Sun 26 Aug, 2018 6:19 PM
Paradox have been quite busy in these recent months, with news of new expansions, new games, and even board games! One of their other big announcements is their sci-fi space grand strategy game, Stellaris, coming to both Playstation 4 and Xbox One, with the creative name Stellaris: Console Edition, no bonus points for that one!

They will be working with Tantalus Media to being the game to console, whom they have worked with before to bring Cities: Skylines to console, the scores of which are around the average area, so a decent reception. You can see some of their developed games on their website or Wikipedia.

The biggest challenge they will face is bringing the mechanics used into a way that can be workable on a console. As it is a game with a lot of micro-management, and scrolling, there might need to be some trickery in getting this done, but there was a playable version at gamescom, which has seen some praise on how it controls.

It could be somewhat disappointing for Nintendo Switch owners that it hasn't made it's way to their console, the use of a touchscreen could certainly have been worked in for a game like Stellaris. Weather or not Paradox have any appetite for having any of their games published on the Switch is to be seen, perhaps in the future if their expanse into PS4 and Xbox One is successful, they will look at creating a broader catalogue.

When it comes to being released, their will be options available, with standard and deluxe editions, the deluxe will contain "the Plantoids Species Pack, Leviathans Story Pack and the Utopia Expansion when they are released". The game will continue to see DLC released, possibly at a delayed cycle to the PC version, unless they plan on catching it up at some point, and then running simultaneous releases.

You can read the Paradox announcement thread here, which has some mixed reaction from their memberbase, some of which seems to come from the choice of using version 1.7 as the start for the console game.

So what do you think? Do you own a PS4 or Xbox One, and plan to pick up Stellaris?

WRITTEN & EDITED BY Three of Seven - rena.hobden@ufplanets.com
3 Comments
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 8:36 PM
“The story so far:
Stellaris was ported to consoles.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 2:42 PM
Why would it be a bad move?
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 2:44 PM
Yeah I don't get it, why is this a bad move? They're not stopping support for the PC you know.