Almost there! Galactic Civilizations III Beta 5 adds a ton of features, content, and polish to the game as the 1.0 release begins to peek over the horizon.
All the factions are now ready to do battle, as the mysterious Thalan Contingency and reclusive Iconian Refuge join the beta. In addition, custom factions can now be created so you can finally make that peaceful race of artistic mechanical monstrosities you’ve always wanted.
The truly ambitious can try their skills on our final two map sizes: Excessive and Insane. Be warned that they are appropriately named.
Minor factions now appear on the map, quietly toiling away on their homeworlds with nary a care in the galaxy, just waiting for someone to stop by and make friends and definitely not invade their juicy high-class homeworlds with a fleet of dropships that darkens their alien sun.
Pirates infest the inky void, causing trouble for anyone passing by.
New Game Pacing and Research Rate options let you control the speed at which a game of Galactic Civilizations III develops.
So much more awaits, from the new diplomacy screen to trade resources to modding support to new nebula art to ship combat roles. We can’t wait to hear what you think.
Read the full patch notes for the full crazy-long list of changes in Beta 5.
Thanks as always for your support, and happy conquering!