First off, they have been working on a new free update which will go into open beta any day now.
Among the usual balance changes and minor fixes, that'll bring two major changes that we feel will greatly please players.
First off, the world builder has been greatly improved. You can now customize your maps to a much higher degree, to the extent that you can control the biome size and density. Do you want to play on a desert planet? You can. Would you rather play on a completely arctic world? You can definitely do that now. It is extremely flexible.
Secondly, the AI has been completely revamped. It is now much better than before. It's been improved decisively in several areas: resource collection, building priorities, combat... you'll see that the AI will be much tougher than it ever was.
But that's not all...
There are DLCs with more content in the pipeline. We will announce the first one very soon, and it'll be a smaller one while we prepare for bigger things. The team from Proxy Studios is working hard on implementing a new race, one that'll have a completely new type of gameplay... but all in due time.
We are excited to see that so many people liked Gladius. It's been a success for us and we are looking forward to expanding the game. This is just the beginning. There are many directions where we can go from here, and we can’t wait to hear your feedback about it. Please let us know what you would like to see added in the game.