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Sins of a Solar Empire expansion detailed

Sins of a Solar Empire expansion detailed

The Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy expansion is set to arrive at some in Q1 next year.

Stardock has announced that cult strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire will be getting a major expansion in the near future, dubbed Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy.

Unveiled on the official Stardock Impulse blog, the Diplomacy pack is set for release in Q1 2010, which means next January or February is likely when you can expect to see the game made available on Impulse.

The Diplomacy pack will focus very much expanding diplomatic options obviously, allowing players to negotiate peacefully in their quest to conquer the galaxy, extorting bribes and payments out of enemies.

There's still no word on price yet, but it's expected that the expansion will be similar to the previous Entrenchment add-on and sell for a reasonable £6.50 / $10. Either way, a beta is planned for this Autumn.

We rather liked the original Sins of a Solar Empire when it came out early last year, especially for the lack of DRM that was attached to the game and the way that Stardock embraced the hardcore PC audience. You can check out our Sins of a Solar Empire review or our interview with Ironclad co-founder Craig Fraser for more info about the game.

Do you still play Sins of a Solar Empire, or have you moved on? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Veles 26th August 2009, 15:00 Quote
Not played sins in a while, I got entrenchment but didn't really play it that much. Think it's an awesome game, one of the best RTSes I've played.
Omnituens 26th August 2009, 15:07 Quote
I bought this ages ago... still not got round to playing it :(
mrb_no1 26th August 2009, 15:17 Quote
nice, it will be interesting to see exactly what they do. nice
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 15:34 Quote
still playing Sins, Entrenchment expansion was great, except the mines layed by AI sort of ruins the game a little.

Diplomacy sounds interesting, but i don't know about how much it's going to be used. the "missions" given by neutrals are all pointless
SBS 26th August 2009, 16:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Omnituens
I bought this ages ago... still not got round to playing it :(

+1

Bought it with Galactic Civilisations II and they seemed quite similar so never bothered installing it. Ought to give it a try one day I guess.
Skiddywinks 26th August 2009, 17:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by SBS
+1

Bought it with Galactic Civilisations II and they seemed quite similar so never bothered installing it. Ought to give it a try one day I guess.

You should play it. Now. It is an excellent game. Haven't played the expansion yet though. What does it add, if anyone cares to answer me?
Veles 26th August 2009, 17:38 Quote
[QUOTE=SBS]
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Originally Posted by Omnituens
Bought it with Galactic Civilisations II and they seemed quite similar so never bothered installing it. Ought to give it a try one day I guess.

It's quite a lot different to GalCiv, GalCiv is turn based while this is all real time battles but it's on such an epic scale that it does sort of feel like a TBS.
Star*Dagger 27th August 2009, 13:06 Quote
Stardock is one of the best dev companies out there today and they are fighting the good fight against DRM!
moshpit 30th August 2009, 20:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
You should play it. Now. It is an excellent game. Haven't played the expansion yet though. What does it add, if anyone cares to answer me?

Space fortresses. That was the big thing I took away from the additions list I saw sometime back.
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