2K Games have confirmed that a spin off of the long running Civilization series is winging it’s way to PC Mac and Linux platforms later this year. Dubbed Civilization Beyond Earth, the new turn-based strategy will as the title suggests task players with the exploring, setting up and building of their own civilization on strange new alien worlds. Firaxis director of creative development Sid Meier went on to comment following Beyond Earth’s announcement that “The Civ team are excited about the opportunity to continue the story of Civilization into the future…” before detailing a handful of features Civilization Beyond Earth players can look forward to, each of which you’ll find below.
Civilization Beyond Earth features.
Seed the Adventure: Players will establish a cultural identity, select a leader and sponsor an expedition by assembling the spacecraft, cargo and colonists through a series of choices that directly impact starting conditions when arriving on the new alien planet.
Alien World: Exploring the benefits and dangers of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources and hostile lifeforms unlike those of Earth, players will build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for their people.
New Technology Web: Reflecting forward progress in an uncertain future, technology advancement will occur through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The tech web is organised around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.
New Quest System: Quests are infused with fiction about the planet, and will help guide players through a series of side missions that will aid in the collection of resources, upgrading units, and advancing through the game.
New Orbital Layer: Players will build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific satellites that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.