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Sid Meier’s Starships is Revealed for PC, Mac, and iPad

2K Games have revealed Sid Meier’s Starships for PC, Mac, and iPad.

The game is confirmed for a “spring 2015” release window. Players must “build a planetary federation” to establish peace in the galaxy. Featured above, you can view the reveal trailer for the game.

Sid Meier’s Starships is set in the same universe as Civilization: Beyond Earth, and Firaxis is promising some kind of “cross-connectivity” for the fans who end up owning both titles.

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Side Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis, release a press statement about the game. “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?” He continued, “My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”

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In Sid Meier’s Starships, the player will step into the boots of a starship commander, getting the ability to fully customize their own fleet of interstellar cruisers. You’ll naturally be able to research technology and spread your influence across the galaxy. The game unfolds via turn-based gameplay, much like the core Civilization series.

With every new campaign that players launch, a new map will be generated for them with dynamically generated combat missions. The provided screenshots depict both in-game mechanics, as well as some concept art.

[Editor’s Note: while Niche Gamer isn’t covering Civilization: Beyond Earth, we are covering Sid Meier’s Starships, as it is an entirely new IP connected to the core series.]

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4 comments
  1. anthony h
    anthony h
    January 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    i am going to buy the shit out of this game.

  2. cytos sucks toast
    cytos sucks toast
    January 19, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    well i hope this new direction will end up being a better product then the civ 5 mod “beyond earth” was

  3. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I’m not too excited about the prospect of another Sid Meier’s title. Civ 5 barely escaped unplayable hell by the skin of its teeth, and was only amended because the expansion packs were truly great. Civ: Beyond Earth is lackluster at best. And with this and Battlefleet Armada competing for my attention, I’ll mostly go to the ones that feature Spehs Muhreens.nnStep up your game, Firaxis. I don’t want Sid’s name to be just a cash-in title buy.

  4. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    January 20, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Why don’t you guys cover Beyond Earth?