There has been one sequel, Master of Orion 3. Comments by reviewers and players have mostly been unfavorable. Despite the sequels' more sophisticated graphics, sound and gameplay, some players prefer the original Master of Orion.
The game is still played online, and one group of fans has developed a patch, which fixes some bugs and adds more game set-up options, and a few mods which adjust the game balance.
Master of Orion 2 provides 13 pre-defined playable races, three of which are additions to those available in Master of Orion. The game also allows players to create custom races.
From time to time there are lucky breaks, disasters or emergencies which are not caused by any player's actions. These can be disabled in the game start-up menu.