Release Date: Fri Oct 24, 2014Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

Platform: PC

2K and Firaxis Games today announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, a new science fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise, is currently in development by Firaxis games for Windows-based PC. The game will also be coming to Mac and Linux via Aspyr Media at a later date. Scheduled for release this fall, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will send players on an expedition from Earth to lead their people into a new frontier to explore and colonize an alien planet, and create a new civilization.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will propel the development of human civilization beyond the traditional timeline of a Civilization game, by exploring humanity's future on an alien world. For the first time, players will lead factions divided by contrasting cultures and evolve their new civilizations to reflect their chosen destiny. Players will experience an array of new gameplay possibilities, including nonlinear technological progression, deeper customization of chosen factions, and an entire alien world that will change the very identity of each faction based on their choices.

Key features of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth include:

  • Seed the Adventure: Players will establish a cultural identity, select a leader and sponsor an expedition by assembling the spacecraft, cargo and colonists through a series of choices that directly impact starting conditions when arriving on the new alien planet.
  • Alien World: Exploring the benefits and dangers of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources and hostile lifeforms unlike those of Earth, players will build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for their people.
  • New Technology Web: Reflecting forward progress in an uncertain future, technology advancement will occur through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The tech web is organized around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.
  • New Quest System: Quests are infused with fiction about the planet, and will help guide players through a series of side missions that will aid in the collection of resources, upgrading units, and advancing through the game.
  • New Orbital Layer: Players will build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific satellites that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.

In addition to its use of DirectX 11, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will be among the first wave of products optimized for the latest in AMD graphics technologies, including the new Mantle graphics API, for enhanced graphics performance; AMD CrossFire, for UltraHD resolutions and extreme image quality; and AMD Eyefinity, which allows for a panoramic gameplay experience on up to six different HD displays off a single graphics card.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is not yet rated by the ESRB, and will be available for Windows PC on October 24th, 2014 for $49.99. Mac and Linux versions are coming soon. For more information on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, please visit www.civilization.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow Civilizations on Twitter and subscribe to Civilization on YouTube.

System Requirements

​Minimum:

OS: Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz

Memory: 2 GB Ram

Graphics: 256 MB ATI HD3650 or better, 256 MB nVidia 8800 GT or better, or Intel HD 3000 or better integrated graphics

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive Drive: 8 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

Additional Notes: Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.

Recommended:

OS: Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7

Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: AMD HD5000 series or better (or ATI R9 series for Mantle support), nVidia GT400 series or better, or Intel IvyBridge or better integrated graphics

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card