2K Games and Firaxis announced today Sid Meier’s Starships. Sid Meier’s Starships is a new turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game, and is coming to PC, Mac and iPad in Spring 2015. 2K Games has released an announcement trailer – as well as the first artworks and screenshots – that can be viewed below.
Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games, said:
“When designing Starships, I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the next chapter in the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth? My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”
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.
According to the press release, 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.
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K, added:
“Sid has been a leader in the strategy and PC gaming market for more than 30 years. After successfully launching an experience touching upon mankind’s history on Earth, fans will now see how Sid has used the Civilization: Beyond Earth universe to deliver his own unique style of strategic gaming.”