Sins of a Solar Empire can be looked at as a new take on the traditional tropes in real-time strategy games. It's been dubbed a "RT4X game" by Ironclad Games - the "X"s standing for "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate". What does that mean for you? It means that Sins of a Solar Empire is going for an epic size of game, a 3D real time strategy game in space that will require the player to juggle economics, colonization, diplomacy and even warfare if the player wants even the chance to win. It might be a bit audacious, but the potential payout for such a game might find a lot of players who've been looking for this combination of in-depth play. Meanwhile, Ironclad Games, hopes to not alienate other players who may not be as good at micromanaging or handling their empire through some interesting auto-management tools.