Not to my knowledge, the story of the game is described as "The first Scout ships we sent into the newly discovered Hades Galaxy confirmed what our greediest Corporations were hoping for: A new world filled with rich star systems and rare minerals. Subsequent reports of hostile environments, unstable stars, and a mysterious indigenous race were quickly dismissed. Massive Colonization missions were put in place in record time. Already, hundreds of fleets have arrived into the new Galaxy and set outposts on various planets. New ones arrive daily.". So the focus would be in this new galaxy and not in the Milky Way!