Distant Worlds 2 Announced

Slitherine announces Distant Worlds 2, a 4X strategy sequel set in space, where no one can hear you explain that all the Xs in 4X actually start with "e." It's been 10 years since the release of the first Distant Worlds game, and the new installment promises 3D graphics, a 64-bit engine, and a state-of-the-art interface. An Ackdarians Trailer features a look, and the game's Steam Listing says this is coming soon. Here's a bit:
Distant Worlds 2 is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game. The Universe is Yours!

Huge galaxies with up to 2,000 star systems and tens of thousands of planets, moons, and asteroids are yours to explore and exploit, whether peacefully through mining and diplomacy or by conquest! The complex process of generating a galaxy ensures that every new game will be different and the many galaxy setup options ensure incredible replayability as well as the ability to have your game be just the way you like it.