Battle for galactic dominance in this real-time strategy game with unrivaled scale! You’ll explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate through military force, diplomacy, trade, cultural influence, and other underhanded tactics.
RULE A VAST SPACE EMPIRE
Explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate in a seamless blend of real-time strategy and 4X gameplay.
LEAD YOUR FORCES
Lead an emerging empire with a vast array of ships and strategies to choose from.
AMASS AN EPIC FLEET
Build and command thousands of high fidelity ships that are effortlessly powered by a new 64-bit multicore engine.
DEPLOY YOUR BATTLE PLAN
Planets orbit their stars and turrets track individual missiles - a host of new mechanics opens new strategies and tactics.
COMPETE OR COOPERATE
Up to 10 human or AI players can battle against each other via LAN or the Internet. Seamlessly rejoin games that are already in progress or save them for later.
EXPAND YOUR UNIVERSE
From simple balance updates to full conversions, enjoy in-game library support and creation tools for all types of mods.