I launched Transcendence, loaded a previous save from about an hour earlier (pretty sure that no new version of Transcendence was pushed on Steam in the meantime), headed south to a stargate and gated. The game softlocked at the gate transition screen. I waited about 30 seconds before killing the process.

Debug log:
2021-12-09 12:43:07 Start logging session
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Direct3D
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Screen: 1920 x 1080
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Scale: 1.00
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Background blt: Enabled
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Use Direct X: Enabled
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Use GPU compositing: Enabled
2021-12-09 12:43:09 LogPixelsY: 96
2021-12-09 12:43:09 DeviceType: 0x1
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Caps: 0x00020000
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Caps2: 0xe0020000
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Caps3: 0x00000320
2021-12-09 12:43:09 DevCaps: 0x0019ae50
2021-12-09 12:43:09 DevCaps2: 0x00000051
2021-12-09 12:43:09 [DX] Buffer Format: 22
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Graphics quality maximum: 16 ms; 12 cores.
2021-12-09 12:43:09 Transcendence 1.9.1 Steam
2021-12-09 12:43:11 Loading user collection.
2021-12-09 12:43:12 All resources downloaded.
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Loaded game file version: 1.9.1 Steam (1.9.401.0)
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Extension: Corporate Hierarchy Vol 1 [1.4.3]
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Extension: Corporate Command [1.4.3]
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Extension: Near Stars Vol 1 [1.2.2]
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Extension: Near Stars Expansion [1.0.2]
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Extension: The Stars of the Pilgrim Soundtrack [1.0.5]
2021-12-09 12:43:14 Using API version: 35
2021-12-09 12:43:38 Crash in CObjectImageArray::ImagesIntersect
2021-12-09 12:43:38 Crash in CStation::ImageInObject
2021-12-09 12:43:38 Crash in CStation::ObjectInObject
2021-12-09 12:43:38 Crash in CSystem::Update
2021-12-09 12:43:38 Crash in CUniverse::UpdateExtended
2021-12-09 12:44:14 End logging session

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