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Paradox’s Stellaris grand strategy game is coming to consoles

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version in the works

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Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Stellaris, the spacefaring grand strategy title from Paradox Development Studio, is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Called Stellaris: Console Edition, no price or release date has yet been announced.

First released in 2016, Stellaris blends the traditional 4X genre (which stands for explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) with Paradox’s own brand of grand strategy. The game is well regarded for its depth of customization, which extends to the game’s races and their fighting ships. The port is being developed by Tantalus Media, which recently helped bring Paradox-published Cities: Skylines to consoles as well.

Stellaris has benefitted from numerous updates and enhancements since it was originally released. The Leviathans expansion in particular added a new layer of narrative content to the game. Stellaris: Console Edition’s deluxe version will include Leviathans as well as the Utopia expansion and an additional playable race called the Plantoids. No word on when or if the popular Apocalypse expansion, which added powerful new weapons to the game in February, will be available for console players.