As with all games produced for this franchise, it'll give players the ability to make or remake galactic history. It follows to player, the planetary governor of the last remaining colony of your former empire. Rebuild. Retake. Return to your former Glory!
The game is an incredibly complex game that gives the player massive control over every aspect of their nation. Command and control goes well beyond simple one-sided battles. The initial game releases with three human factions and an alien faction vying for galactic control. You're given a single planet with modest defense forces and a self sustaining colony, the rest is up to you!