Planets and Resources Much More Sparse with Retribution?

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019

I've started at least half a dozen new games with Retribution installed, and each time colonizable planets and mining resources have been extremely sparse. Changing gameplay settings to "abundant" for resources does not make any difference. If I uninstall Retribution, planets and resources return to their normal frequency. Was this a design choice for Retribution, or is there something wrong with my installation? I validated the game files via Steam. It doesn't seem possible to forge an empire with these resources so sparse.