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First Contact story pack coming to Stellaris

first contact story pack coming to stellaris on linux mac and windows pc

First Contact story pack coming to Stellaris on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Which is the result once again thanks to developers Paradox Development Studio and Paradox Arctic. Due to make its way onto Steam and GOG.

Paradox Interactive, a developer and publisher who may or may not have an invisible battleship. Now announcing First Contact, a new Story Pack coming soon to sci-fi strategy game Stellaris. In First Contact, players will discover a growing array of events and mechanics for meeting pre-FTL civilizations. As well as new origins focused on being met by post-FTL civilizations. In addition, cloaking tech will appear for the first time in Stellaris. While allowing players to hide their ships and posts from their neighbors. Allowing players to worry about what their neighbors may, in turn, be hiding from them.

Stellaris: First Contact Story Pack | Announcement Trailer

You are not alone! The galaxy is vast and full of wonders, but it’s also full of alien empires you’re going to encounter, whether you’re ready or not. First Contact offers a set of new origins and mechanics that give players the chance to tell stories about their civilizations’ early encounters with visitors from the stars — ones that may not have come in peace!

Features include:

  • New Origins:
    • Broken Shackles: You didn’t take to the stars; you were taken to the stars as an alien captive. Now, you and your fellow prisoners are overtaking the ship. Found yourselves banding together to survive and thrive as a diverse new community. Can you rise to greatness from this humble origin in First Contact? Will your former captors take notice?
    • Payback: No one would have believed your world was being watched keenly by intelligences greater than your own. At least until they invade. But you did not go quietly into the night. Your civilization fights off a would-be conqueror from space. And with sudden access to their advanced technology. So you’re about to discover just what else is out there beyond the stars!
    • Fear of the Dark: As you’ve explored your home system, you’ve always suspected you weren’t alone in the galaxy. Typically when one of your planets suddenly suffered an “incident” a while back. A very large faction of your own people have long advocated against tempting fate. Doing so out in the dark abyss of the unknown. What path will you choose in First Contact as you find yourself needing room to grow?

    Technology and Interaction:

    • New Pre-FTL Interaction Options: What will your role be when the next member of the galactic community tells their origin story? New First Contact mechanics allow for a broader range of interactions with pre-FTL civilizations . This also depends on their level of technology and their awareness of your presence. Will your arrival be celebrated, or met with violent panic?
    • Cloaking Technology: Nobody saw this feature coming! Equip your ships with cloaking devices to survey in secret or catch a foe unaware. Keep subtle tabs on your pre-FTL neighbors with cloaked observation posts. Just be sure your own scanners and intel are strong. You never know which of your neighbors might be lurking in the shadows.

    First Contact will launch alongside the free 3.7 ‘Canis Minor’ update from the Stellaris team. This also includes various upgrades and additions for all players. Due to make its way onto Steam and GOG. Along with support for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC.