A few days ago, Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova, an updated version of the 4X space strategy game Galactic Civilizations IV from Stardock Entertainment, was released and it has confused players who can’t figure out whether it is a separate game, DLC, or just an update to the previous version of Galactic Civilizations IV. But Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova cannot be obtained as an update to Galactic Civilizations IV – it is a separate game for which you need to pay another 900 UAH.

As Stardock Entertainment explains, Supernova is a separate expansion for Galactic Civilizations IV, the main feature of which is the extensive use of AI, called here AlienGPT and based on OpenAI ChatGPT. With the help of AI, you can generate an infinite number of alien races at your request, both appearance and description, new quests from other races, etc. Stardock Entertainment claims that this creates infinite variability of the game, each next game will not be similar to the previous one.

Although there are many updates to Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova has a lot of updates, it actually seems that Stardock Entertainment has decided to stop supporting and bury the previous version of the game, Galactic Civilizations IV, which was released in the Epic Games Store early access in early 2021 and was received rather coolly by players and the press after its full release in April 2022.

However, it seems that Stardock failed to significantly improve the game’s scores. Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova continues to receive negative reviews. As of now, the game, which imitated the Galactic Civilizations IV page, has a Steam rating of 76/100 with only 405 reviews, which is frankly too low for a project of this magnitude.

Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova is available for 919 UAH on the Epic Games Store or for 925 UAH on Steam.