Stellaris Released With Same-Day Linux Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 9 May 2016 at 12:12 PM EDT. 21 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
For those into simulation/strategy games, Paradox released Stellaris today with same-day Linux support.

Stellaris is self-described as:
"Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder! Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

Featuring deep strategic gameplay, a rich and enormously diverse selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has engaging challenging gameplay that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels.

Etch your name across the cosmos by forging a galactic empire; colonizing remote planets and integrating alien civilizations. Will you expand through war alone or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?"
Stellaris is powered by Paradox's own Clausewitz Engine. The Linux system requirements list the minimum GPU needs as a Radeon HD 5770 or GeForce GTX 460 with the proprietary drivers while a Radeon HD 6850 or GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the recommended level. Only proprietary drivers are mentioned with no word on the official Mesa/Gallium3D driver support.


The launch price for the game is $39.95 USD and is available via the Steam Store.
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