Civilization: Beyond Earth announced, ready to colonize this fall
by Alexander Sliwinski on Apr 12th 2014 11:45AM
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth was just announced at developer Firaxis' panel at PAX East. It's not a sequel to Alpha Centauri (those rights are owned by EA), but 2K Games is finally giving fans the spiritual successor to the sci-fi strategy game they've been constantly nagging Firaxis about for over 10 years.
The elephant in the room has been tackled right up front at the PAX East panel happening right now. Firaxis' Will Miller, who is lead designer on the Beyond Earth project, said, "The heart and soul [of Alpha Centauri] lives at Firaxis. For all the fans of Alpha Centauri, this is the game we've made for you."
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth announced as spiritual successor to Alpha Centuari
Saturday, 12th April 2014 16:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced as the latest triple-A title from Firaxis Games today during a PAX East 2014 panel.
The game is said to be the spiritual successor to 1999′s Alpha Centuari, which should make fans of the lauded sci-fi turn-based strategy game extremely happy.
Details on the game slipped out ahead of time, due to an early button push by French site JeuxVideoPC, and NeoGAF was able grab the meaty bits from it before the article was pulled.
Here’s a list of featured mentioned in the article:
The game is slated for release in the fall on PC and we’ll update this post as more information becomes available.
- Players will go beyond earth as with Alpha Centauri.
- The game starts on an alien world.
- Lush, Airy and Fungal are the three world types.
- Cities built can be expanded to other planets which will include outposts.
- The player can be the first human to explore a new planet and they may encounter neutral creatures and races.
- Relics are in the game.
- Diplomacy can be used with other players from the beginning of the game.
- Fog of War is still present.
- Orbital units can be commanded like satellites.