[VIDEO] 2K Games Announces Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.13.2014
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2K and Firaxis Games have officially announced Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. You can watch the announcement trailer in the player below.
The new game will take human civilization outside of the traditional timeline and explore humanity's future on an alien world. The game will allow players to lead factions that are divided by contrasting cultures and evolve new civilizations. The game will feature nonlinear technological progression, deeper customization of chosen factions, and an entire alien world that can change the identity of each faction depending on their choices.
2K president Christoph Hartmann stated on the announcement: "Having celebrated its 23rd anniversary last year, 'Civilization' has cemented its reputation as one of the greatest and longest running franchises in video game history. 'Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth' builds upon that success by pushing the series in new directions with players exploring an unknown future on an alien planet."
Sid Meier, director of development at Firaxis Games, stated: "The Civ team was excited about the opportunity to continue the story of 'Civilization' into the future, because it allows the team to break free of historical context. We've always let our fans create the history of mankind, and 'Civilization: Beyond Earth' will now let them create the future."
The game will be available for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux in North America later this fall for $49.99.