* '''Core sector governor''' – Instead of hiring a [[governor]] for each [[Empire#Core_systems|core system]], there is now a single governor that governs all core systems. Additionally, a governor skill level now provides a direct increase to all resource production in a sector independent of their [[leader traits]] bonuses.
* '''Simplifying vassal creation''' – Previously it was only possible to create vassals by releasing an entire species whose homeworld was captured. Now to create a vassal all that is needed
now is to select a planet that contains a species (or sub-species) you want to make a vassal of and click on the ''Create Vassal'' button. Vassal empires will receive their overlords' ethics and authority but they are able to choose their own civics.
== Dev diaries ==