The developers have given us an idea of what we can expect from the upcoming 3.4.4 update. and since they’ve achieved more than expected previously, we can expect this update to be even bigger.
Currently, the developers plan is to release update 3.4.4 in a few weeks, which will contain localization updates for hotfix 3.4.3, additional fixes and balance adjustments. However, the developers have a few changes in the plans.
Now the Imperial fiefdom will start with colonies close to each member of their empire, so no one will feel left out. Those who feel especially betrayed will now be able to remain a vassal of the empire after the start of the civil war.
In addition, the designation “Hydroponics Station” has been added for habitats. This designation removes 2 dwellings from habitats in exchange for 1 farmer workspace.
Planetary Automation will now seek to clear blockers as soon as the need arises. Now it uses the same formula as the indicator on the outliner: For example, if it limits the number of districts, or if there are buildings that can be built by removing the blockers, or if the growth rate of the planet is reduced.
They also fixed an issue where planetary automation was improving Necrophage elevation centers, which is often undesirable as it can cause you to run out of Necrophages.
In general, the patch will not contain revolutionary updates, but it looks like it will have enough balancing updates to make a significant difference in the aggregate.