Endless Space 2, Amplitude Studio's turn-based sci-fi 4X strategy game that landed earlier this year, is free to try on Steam this weekend. A new update, named Galactic Statecraft, is live now too.
The game Chris described as a "gorgeous grand strategy with atmosphere, depth and replayability" is free to try now through November 20 at 10am PT/6pm GMT. Assuming it's your cup of tea, it's also subject to a 50 percent discount during this time.
In his review, Chris also noted that, like most 4X games, Endless Space 2 needs time to realise its full potential. To this end, the game's Galactic Statecraft update introduces a revamped diplomacy system, pirate lairs, orbital stations, new game events and a hall of fame that lets players "keep track of [their] campaign performances", among other things. Full patch notes can be found via this Steam Community update.
Speaking to existing players, Amplitude says: "Here at Amplitude, a Free Weekend always comes with a play-to-win Community Challenge. The more players try the game during the Steam Free Weekend, the bigger an upcoming free DLC gets."