Theres a new video at IGN with Endless space 2 gameplay.
It all smells like the same game with improved everything but one thing did caught my eye- The spaceship battle sequence has turret animations and ship animations. Its beautiful as hell and the Developer said all ships would be buildable.
Galactic civilization is a 64-bit game so I wouldn't mind extra +3 GB for ship animations! Maybe not in base game but in an expansion - why not? Wouldn't be it eye-candy for ship to ship dog fights with moving turrets and all boom and pow action? Sure its a lot of work but i mean- why not? Direct X 12 and 64bit- no limitation! Cant stardock team make something beautiful for the masses- sure they can!
Amplitude managed to do that so its doable!