Firaxis and 2K Games Reveal Sid Meier's Starships

The new adventure strategy title will be released for PC, Mac and iPad in 2015.

Earlier today Firaxis and 2K Games announced the latest game from the developer of the Civilization series. Sid Meier's Starships, a turn-based "adventure-driven strategy" game, will be coming to PC (on Steam), Mac and iPad in early 2015.

In Sid Meier's Starships players will explore the galaxy, research futuristic techs, expand your planetary federation's influence, and battle in turn-based strategical space combat in your customizable starships.

"When designing Starships, I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the next chapter in the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth?” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”

A glimpse of the combat in Starships.

Every campaign will feature its own galactic strategy map with its own dynamically generated tactical combat missions. Civilization: Beyond Earth players can experience cross-connectivity between the two games.

“Sid has been a leader in the strategy and PC gaming market for more than 30 years,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “After successfully launching an experience touching upon mankind’s history on Earth, fans will now see how Sid has used the Civilization: Beyond Earth universe to deliver his own unique style of strategic gaming.”

Starships' new strategy layer.

According to the trailer above, Sid Meier's Starships is slated to be released in Spring 2015.

Ann "Cyliena" Hosler, Managing Editor


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