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Sid Meier's next strategy game is Starships

2K has announced the latest game from Civilization creator Sid Meier with a neat cinematic - watch it here.

What else do we know about Sid Meier's Starships? It's set in the same universe as Beyond Earth, and the tactical strategy game is due for release this spring on PC and iOS.

For more background, 2K and Firaxis just sent us this: "Sid Meier’s Starships challenges players to build a planetary federation by exploring the galaxy, expanding its influence and domain, researching futuristic technologies and engaging in deep, turn-based tactical space combat with an armada of uniquely customizable starships.

"Each new campaign will feature its own distinctive galactic strategy map of worlds with dynamically generated tactical combat missions that will enhance the game’s replay value. In addition, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth fans who purchase Sid Meier's Starships will uncover cross-connectivity with the two games such that will enhance and expand the depth of both game experiences."

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