Press release

After Nine Years, Empyrion - Galactic Survival Receives First Expansion

Eleon Game Studios are proud to offer players a new experience in their galactic survival sandbox

Oslo, Norway – February 6, 2023 – Eleon Game Studios are proud to announce the release of the first ever expansion for Empyrion - Galactic Survival, the space sandbox survival adventure. Available on Steam for $9.99 / €9.99, the Dark Faction expansion comes more than eight years after Empyrion’s release into Early Access and almost four years after full launch, delivering a brand-new experience and story to players.

Witness the birth of the Dark Faction in the Launch Trailer:

Dark Faction introduces several new features that add a new twist to its galactic sandbox gameplay.

Solo or in co-op, embark on a journey to discover the origins of a new galactic power as it spreads at an alarming pace. Explore the corrupted environment of planets taken over by the Dark Faction, and attempt to liberate them to slow the expansion of the corruption and if you can, eventually eradicate it.

Wield energy-powered swords in melee combat, a first for the game, and eliminate enemies from afar with a new system of ballistic projectile weapons like the bow and grenade launcher. As Dark Field technology warps the rules of war, craft new devices such as the Disruptor Turret, to cripple enemy ships by shutting down their power core.

Build your own vast ships and sprawling planetary bases in the Dark Faction’s organic style by scavenging their materials.

As Eleon raises the bar on new content for Empyrion, Funcom (Dune: Awakening, Conan Exiles) is proud to assist the team with marketing and funding to push the potential of the galactic sandbox experience, for both Dark Faction and future projects.

Eric Lucas, one of Eleon Game Studios’ founders, mentioned, "Dark Faction, our first expansion, is an opportunity for our team to offer players another flavor of Empyrion, one that is more action-driven. It’s dark, tense, and can challenge even a veteran player. Moreover, with the release of this expansion, we remain committed to continue adding free updates to the base game."

To celebrate the release, the Empyrion – Galactic Survival base game is 60% off from February 6 at 16:00 CET. Players can also purchase the Complete Edition which bundles the base game and Dark Faction together for an additional 10% off.

Dark Faction is now available on Steam for $9.99 / €9.99.

Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'.

Eleon Game Studios is an independent PC and console game development studio founded in 2015. Dedicated to open world sandbox games with strong block-by-block building systems and exploration in space and on planets, their first released title, 'Empyrion - Galactic Survival', is still being expanded.