Civilization: Beyond Earth, the spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri, will be out on October 24, developer Firaxis has announced.
Pre-ordering the game from participating retailers will grant players maps that are based on real exo-planets.
- Kepler 186f: This lush forest planet is one of the oldest known Earth-like planets;
- Rigil Khantoris Bb: Orbiting the closest star to our solar system, the historical records of this arid continental planet’s settlement are well-preserved;
- Tau Ceti d: This planet of seas and archipelagos features a booming biodiversity and a wealth of resources;
- Mu Arae f: Tidally locked in orbit around a weak star, the southern hemisphere of this planet is a blistering desert where the sun never sets, while the northern hemisphere is perpetually in frozen darkness;
- 82 Eridani e: An alien world of scarce water and wracked by tectonic forces;
- Eta Vulpeculae b: A mysterious new discovery with unknown terrain.
To celebrate the announcement, Firaxis have also unveiled a new gameplay video to the public.