Login | Signup

4X Fans Rejoice! Sid Meier's next Civilization goes Beyond Earth as a spiritual sequel to Alpha Centauri

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
4X games, Civilization, Civilization: Beyond Earth, PC games, Sid Meier, Strategy games

UPDATE: Have some screenshots

Yes, Firaxis. Yes. YESSSSSSS!

Ahem.

Sorry about that, but as someone who's been waiting for a sequel to Alpha Centauri and a decent new Sci-Fi 4X game for years, Firaxis has just made my week. The veteran strategic studio has announced their next major project as Civilization: Beyond Earth, which is designed to take the classic turn-based eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation and eXtermination back into the wild black yonder.

We'll lead a pioneering team of colonists into space, terraform new worlds and eventually construct mighty spacefaring civilizations, with gameplay that Sid Meier describes as a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri.

With XCOM under their belt, I'm fairly certain that Firaxis are somehow monitoring my dreams and making games based on the wildest fantasies they encounter. Either way, let us know what you make of the announcement and what you'd like to see from the 4X genre.

UPDATE: Here are three work-in-progress screenshots. Remember they're from an incredibly early build! Click to embiggen.

4X Fans Rejoice! Sid Meier's next Civilization goes Beyond Earth as a spiritual sequel to Alpha Centauri

4X Fans Rejoice! Sid Meier's next Civilization goes Beyond Earth as a spiritual sequel to Alpha Centauri

4X Fans Rejoice! Sid Meier's next Civilization goes Beyond Earth as a spiritual sequel to Alpha Centauri

 

Add a comment3 comments
Late  Apr. 14, 2014 at 12:09

...I'm fairly certain that Firaxis are somehow monitoring my dreams and making games based on the wildest fantasies they encounter...


If their next game involves Michelle Keegan* and sandwiches then we'll know you're right.



*Substitute for whomever your fantasy "date" is.
The sandwiches part is a safe bet though.

JonLester  Apr. 14, 2014 at 12:25

@Late: you mean something like...

http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/sandwich-hero-small.jpg

Last edited by JonLester, Apr. 14, 2014 at 12:26
Late  Apr. 14, 2014 at 13:06

Would love a Kylie/Danni Minogue sandwich.


http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/430/607/c3c.png

Email Address:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.