Any gamer worth his or her salt would definitely have heard of Sid Meier – the man behind the classic game Civilization, which has since spawned its fair share of sequels. I suppose they have had a long running miniseries of it on TV – haven’t you heard? It is called the History Channel. Well, I jest and digress. Back to the matter at hand, 2K has just announced that Sid Meier has a spanking new title in the pipeline in which you can view the trailer here, and it will take place in space.

Yes sir, the final frontier is where Sid Meier intends to tackle. Aptly known as Sid Meier’s Starships, it will be set in a similar universe as that of Beyond Earth, where the tactical strategy game is tipped for a release later this spring on a couple of platforms – namely PC and iOS.

2K and Firaxis shared, “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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