If you happened to play Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth then you're more than likely happy to find out that we're going to be going even deeper into space. Sid Meier's Starships is the newest turn-based strategy game from Firaxis Games. If you've already put two and two together, you would've come to the conclusion that Sid Meier's Starships will more or less be continuing off where Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth left off. Firaxis Games is working on having "cross-connectivity" between it's predecessor game and the new title. This sort of gives a "real" feel to the work that you're doing in-game.
Of all of the glorious things we can do in space, one of the first things we're going to have to get out of the way is declaring peace in space...or waging an all out war for control over the galaxy. That my friends, is going to be your decision to make as you boldly send your fleets into space to traverse it's vast emptiness. The new turn based game is going to be available in "early 2015", which most likely means some time in Spring. There were no official statements regarding pricing for the new game, or if there would be an Android version. 2k Games did say that it will be a "download-only" title on Windows, Mac and your iPad.
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When players dive into Starships, they will be assuming the role as a starship commander; customizing their fleet, giving orders for defeating their enemies and defending their federation. Players will also be able to explore the galaxy and find new technology to further their federations advancement. But what's the point of doing all of this space travel? Well, for a rather simple reason of course. To spread your ideals and presence throughout the galaxy! Unlike many other strategy based games, Starships will feature dynamic campaigns, meaning that each one will offer a different experience, map layout and missions.
When Sid Meier's was asked about Starships he had the following to say:
This game looks pretty intriguing. I wonder if we'll be able run into aliens in space. What do you guys think? I know some of you guys in the community are avid Civilization players. Let us know!"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? My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration."