Paradox announced earlier today that Stellaris is launching on May 9, but that still leaves the question: how the hell do all the different elements in the game come together?
That's where this video comes in.
It's a 40 minute presentation from the PC Gamer Weekender event, where the Paradox developers showed off how the game's systems work in concert with each other. Very little of the game has been shown publicly until now. Most discussion has been generated from developer posts about the game's various mechanics, or occasional closed-door previews that Paradox has done for press.
But with a game with as many moving parts as Stellaris, it's better to see everything in action. So here it is.
Stellaris will be released for PC, Mac and Linux on May 9. Paradox added during their GDC presser that their space 4X would also comfortably support 32 players in multiplayer, but could also support more. How on earth — or the cosmos, I suppose — that works, we'll know soon.