Stellaris optimizations arrive for new-gen consoles alongside Lithoids Species Pack

By Stephany Nunneley
25 March 2021 19:51 GMT

Paradox Interactive has released a new species pack for Stellaris: Console Edition alongside the 2.6 Verne update for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S users.

Today’s update specifically optimizes Stellaris: Console Edition for Xbox Series X/S hardware. You can expect higher frame rates, faster simulation speed, and lower load times along with supporting the Smart Delivery feature.

View a side-by-side breakdown of current and new-generation Xbox consoles below.

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Also avaiable today is the Lithoids Species Pack for console, which introduces new empire mechanics as well as rock-based species portraits and ship models and a new voice pack.

On all platforms, the Lithoids Species Pack introduces the Lithoids, a species type made entirely of sapient rock who eat minerals for sustenance, are long-lived, and can colonize in almost any environment.

Next on the docket will be the sci-fi strategy game’s upcoming expansion, Nemesis which is coming to PC on April 15.

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