(Hey guys, first post on the new forum!)
I had something to ask, and it kinda relates to this, so I’ll just put it here. Will there be syncretic evolution?
For example, three different species becoming aware at the same time, say, one that lives in the trees of a forested area, a reptilian one that lives in a desert biome, and the third living up high in the mountains. The main thing I want to know is, would it be possible (either by conquest or diplomacy) to absorb all three into one government, and then use their different environmental preferences to colonize a wider variety of planets in the space stage (of course, I don’t know how 4x-y you’re going to go with the space stage, so maybe not). I ask because one thing that always bothered me about Spore was that, in the tribe stage, other tribes were different species, but even if you made friends with them (rather than committing genocide) they disappeared once you got to civilization.