Like one game of Civilization didn’t already take long enough. 2K has announced the next game in the line of great Sid Meier strategy games, Sid Meier’s Starships, which as you can probably imagine involves space. Interestingly, it’s not completely separated from Civilization games as it is set in the same universe of recently released Civilization: Beyond Earth. What else do we know about it? Well, here’s a neat trailer to whet your appetite:
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.
So, sounds pretty much like a game you can play for weeks and not finish – I’m in. Sid Meier’s Starships is expected to be released on PC and iOS sometime this Spring.
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