| header= Synthetic Dawn
* Rise of the Machines: Oppressed synths may rebel against their masters and form new empires -- or you may even discover a fallen synthetic civilization deep in space
* Digital Enhancements: New synthetic race portraits, and expanded voice packs for VIR
* Machine Empires use the new 'Machine' species class with its own portrait set. Around 12 new machine portraits are planned, including one themed for each existing species class (Fungoid bots, Avian bots, etc)
== Free features ==
These features will be added to the base game via de 1.8 (Čapek) patch meaning that they are free for all players and function without the need of the forthcoming DLC.