Stellaris is Getting a Narrative-Focused Expansion


Astral Planes

By: Jason Siu


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Stellaris: Astral Planes has been announced as a narrative-focused expansion

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Stellaris, a space-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) game, is getting a narrative-focused expansion called Astral Planes. The expansion will launch alongside the Stellaris 3.10 Pyxis update due sometime next year. Designed to add mid to late game exploration content, Astral Planes adds over 30 Astral Rifts with branching narratives and storylines. These Rifts will transport players to entirely new realms of existence where even the fundamental rules may differ. Along with the 30 Astral Rifts, the expansion also includes eight new Relics, four Civics, one Origin, Astral Threads and Astral Actions, three new music tracks from Andreas Waldetoft, and some insights into old friends and enemies.

According to a post on Steam announcing Astral Planes, the Stellaris team has been working with Abrakam Entertainment since October 2022 on Astral Planes. Expect to learn more about Astral Planes in the coming weeks. The team at Abrakam Entertainment will take over the development diaries to share more about their vision for Stellaris.

Stellaris: Astral Planes Announcement Trailer

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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