Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth announced as spiritual successor to Alpha Centuari

Saturday, 12th April 2014 16:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced as the latest triple-A title from Firaxis Games today during a PAX East 2014 panel.

The game is said to be the spiritual successor to 1999′s Alpha Centuari, which should make fans of the lauded sci-fi turn-based strategy game extremely happy.

Details on the game slipped out ahead of time, due to an early button push by French site JeuxVideoPC, and NeoGAF was able grab the meaty bits from it before the article was pulled.

Here’s a list of featured mentioned in the article:

  • Players will go beyond earth as with Alpha Centauri.
  • The game starts on an alien world.
  • Lush, Airy and Fungal are the three world types.
  • Cities built can be expanded to other planets which will include outposts.
  • The player can be the first human to explore a new planet and they may encounter neutral creatures and races.
  • Relics are in the game.
  • Diplomacy can be used with other players from the beginning of the game.
  • Fog of War is still present.
  • Orbital units can be commanded like satellites.

The game is slated for release in the fall on PC and complete write ups on the game can be found on Game Informer, Polygon, PC Gamer, and Joystiq.



  1. Thegaiden

    Okay, now this is an announcement I can get hyped for.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. JB

    Wuhuu \o/

    Please don`t fuck it up Firaxis…

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Fin


    #3 5 months ago
  4. papizdano

    “Mini heart attack”

    #4 5 months ago
  5. AlchemyFire

    2013/14 looks like it could be turning out some awesome games

    #5 5 months ago
  6. Revolting

    This has been the most significant announcement of the year, for me. As a teen, I lost more nights to Alpha Centauri than I care to remember. No other Civ has come close to captivating me as much since.

    #6 5 months ago
  7. Erthazus

    Civilization with aliens?

    F. YEAH.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. Darkfield

    Just shut up and take my money!

    #8 5 months ago
  9. The_Red

    Wait, Game Informer had this game to put on its cover but instead chose the free-2-play Horde Mode 1.5 (Fortnite)?

    What is wrong with them? This is huge. While I wish it had Alpha Centauri in the name, the project is really exciting. Hopefully they deliver.

    #9 5 months ago

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