arrow drop search cross


Jun 08, 2023

Paradox takes Stellaris in a new direction with Stellaris Nexus, where games are meant to be completed in one hour

From Press Release:

STOCKHOLM — June 8, 2023 — Paradox Interactive, in collaboration with developer Whatboy Games, today revealed Stellaris Nexus, a turn-based 4X social strategy game in the Stellaris universe under the Paradox Arc publishing initiative. Designed to be completed in about 60 minutes, Stellaris Nexus allows players to explore the universe, forge alliances, or conquer the galaxy with their friends. A free demo of Stellaris Nexus will appear in the Steam Next Fest starting on June 19, and will launch in Early Access this year. The game can be wishlisted on Steam here.

In the aftermath of the fall of the ruling Tzynn Empire, the seat of all galactic power known as NEXUS is left empty.  Each turn, players influence the galaxy through Edicts with the goal of having their empire’s ruler ascend the throne. Players can take control of planets using military might or peaceful diplomatic annexation, constructing buildings to provide resources for their continued expansion.

Stellaris Nexus is packed with the strategic decision-making and grand space battles iconic to the franchise. Exploration, construction, diplomacy, espionage, trade, research and cultural influence are all at players’ fingertips as they compete with their friends for galactic domination. Players can group up with up to five of their friends or use skill-based matchmaking online to form alliances, wage wars, double cross, and compete for the galactic throne.

Stellaris Nexus Features:

  • Your Hour of Power
    • From the haven of your Homeworld, rapidly expand your reach across the galaxy to explore and occupy new star systems and take control of the galactic throneworld, NEXUS.
    • Construct a vast military star fleet and develop your diplomatic cunning to exploit the opportunities available to you to grow your empire and exert your dominance in the new galactic order.
    • Research new technologies, confront the scientific enigmas of deep space and subdue the threats of other spacefaring races to forge a powerful interstellar empire and be crowned the undisputed emperor of the galaxy… all in the time it takes to finish your laundry.
  • Social Strategy
    • Choose a unique faction and leader and play with up to 5 friends in turn-based multiplayer, or brave the Nexus online against strangers through skill-based matchmaking.
    • Negotiate and form diplomatic alliances with other empires to avoid direct confrontation or sabotage their agenda using covert espionage plots… and blame it on another player.
    • Stellaris Nexus offers limitless opportunities for bluffing, subterfuge, double-crossing, back-stabbing, petty revenge and all other forms of diplomatic intrigue, sure to transform your best friends into your worst enemies.
  • Craft a Unique Story within the Stellaris Universe
    • Redefine the course of galactic lore with every play-through as you inhabit well-established Stellaris factions and leaders. Your destiny is in your hands as you craft your own emergent narrative in pursuit of galactic glory and domination.
    • Military conflict and diplomatic dealings are always available to you, but so is the power struggle that plays out in the Galactic Council as rival empires exert their legislative influence to cast votes in favor of new titles and resolutions that empower their faction or advance their immediate strategic objectives.

Stellaris is a real-time grand strategy game set in space, beginning in the year 2200. Players take control of a species in its early stages of interstellar space exploration, right after the invention of FTL spaceship technology, ready to claim a place as one of “the species of the stars.” They navigate their civilization through varying goals, scenarios and gameplay, with the general goal being to create the universe’s most powerful empire.

Stay tuned for further information and updates on the game’s official YouTube channel and Twitter account.