When Paradox Development launched Stellaris: Console Edition on Xbox One, they promised the world and more. For the most part they delivered, with a massive experience filled with deep strategic gameplay and a huge complex galaxy to explore. Now though, the universe is getting bigger, with the arrival of standalone purchases of the Plantoids Species Pack alongside a Deluxe Upgrade.
Whilst the launch of Stellaris on Xbox One came in two flavours, it is only now that we see the real force of the Deluxe edition take hold, as the first new content pack – that of the Plantoids Species – arrive. This does as the name of the pack suggests, pushing out a new plant-like species to the world of Stellaris as it attempts to root down into the finer civilisations across multiple planets.
This Plantoids Species brings with it 15 new cosmetic portraits, new templates, military ships and a spanking new cityscape artstyle. If you’re serious about your Stellaris experience, then you’ll want to have this included in your game. It’ll set you back £6.39.
The best way of doing that is by purchasing the Deluxe Edition of Stellaris, as this includes the Plantoids pack alongside further ones down the line. If you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of the game then the full Deluxe Edition is available for £44.99, whilst the newly released Deluxe Upgrade will sort out those who previously purchased the standard game. This upgrade offering costs £19.99.
Stellaris: Console Edition isn’t a game for the faint-hearted though, and you should be aware that dropping into the universe it brings will see your time snapped up by a hugely in-depth experience. Our full review will let you in on the finer details.
Plantoids Species Pack DLC Description:
Plantoids Species Pack introduces a new phenotype for players with original art and animations. As the title implies, Plantoids will give Stellaris fans access to a plant-like species that has gained sentience and begun to spread its tendrils across the galaxy, planting the roots of new civilizations on new planets. Plantoids will include: Fifteen new species portraits (cosmetic) New templates for plantoid civilian and military ships New cityscape art
Deluxe Upgrade Pack Description:
Save money on content for this game by purchasing the Deluxe Upgrade Pack. Content can be downloaded from Xbox One Store as and when available. The universe is getting bigger every day! Paradox Development Studio is bringing the grand strategy genre to consoles for the first time ever with Stellaris: Console Edition. Featuring the same deep strategic gameplay, rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris: Console Edition puts the complexity of the galaxy at your thumbsticks. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, console players have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting them than ever before. Stellaris: Console Edition Deluxe Upgrade Pack also includes the Plantoids Species Pack, Leviathans Story Pack, and the Utopia Expansion for the explorer ready to take on even more in their adventure.