Stellaris Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary With Free Update And Free Weekend On PC
It’s been four years since Paradox’s 4X/grand-strategy game Stellaris released on PC. It now has a version on consoles, a mobile game and, as you would expect, tons of DLCs. The game has reached an all-time high for monthly active users in March 2020, and has sold more than 3 million copies.
But if you haven’t given the game a try yet, now’s a good time. Stellaris is having a free weekend on PC via Steam. The base game is 75% off too, should you want to pick it up. And the various expansions and story DLCs are also on sale too.
Stellaris on PC and consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) also recieved an update in time for the anniversary celebration. The new patch on PC updates the graphics and visual effects.
The console version now jumps from version 1.7 to 2.2 which adds plenty of game-changing systems. It’s still not in parity with the PC version- that’s at version 2.7 now- but the big update should be nice for console players.
If you ever want to create your own alien race and see how it can flourish in space, Stellaris is worth checking out. It’s not as dense as Paradox’s other grand strategy games- it starts as a simple 4X game and morphs into the game of who’s text is the biggest in the map at the late game.