Galactic Civilizations III's Crusade expansion pack has received a major update as of yesterday, and this suitably titled 'Ludicrous' update replaces the largest size option for the galaxy with a new one called 'Ludicrous', doubling the maximum size.
On top of this the update also features all the usual things such as bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and balance updates, although none quite reach the ludicrous size of the galaxy setting.
"Galactic Civilizations III already supported very large maps," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock Entertainment. "But among the many improvements that the new Crusade expansion pack brings is a multi-core game AI which allows for much bigger galaxies to play, thanks to the drastically reduced turn-times."
"The best way to describe Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade is that it is the answer to the mid-to-late game grind that 4X strategy games have struggled with for years," he continued. "With Crusade, we answer this with both features such as the new citizen system that allows players to execute powerful actions late game, as well as taking full advantage of the new, 64-bit, multi-core custom game engine that was made exclusively for creating space 4X games."
Does bigger mean better in terms of galaxies?