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miladesn
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(04-12-2014, 01:29 PM)
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Read this: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/bey.../1100-6418906/


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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.

• 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.

“Having celebrated its 23rd anniversary last year, Civilization has cemented its reputation as one of the greatest and longest running franchises in video game history,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth builds upon that success by pushing the series in new directions with players exploring an unknown future on an alien planet.”

“The Civ team was excited about the opportunity to continue the story of Civilization into the future, because it allows the team to break free of historical context,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “We’ve always let our fans create the history of mankind, and Civilization: Beyond Earth will now let them create the future.”
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 of a single graphics card.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is not yet rated by the ESRB, and will be available for Windows PC, Mac and Linux in North America this fall for $49.99. Take a look at some of the debut screen shots below. If you're interested in finding out more, you can head over to its official Civilization website right here.

http://www.gametrailers.com/news-pos...h-beyond-earth

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Originally Posted by Quentyn

see post #3 below for further info.





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this ad shows up in google search if you look for firaxis or civ and the like, link doesn't work. I don't believe this is referring to any existing material because I can't find any.



mock if old.
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Xater
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(04-12-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Guess this will be the 2K game announced today. People so said Civ 6 were apparently not completely wrong. Maybe a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri just with the Civ name attached?
killercow
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(04-12-2014, 01:30 PM)
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http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ient=firefox-a

Preview of the game in French. Translation:

-You'll go beyond earth as the title implies, making it more like Alpha Centauri.
- Out this Autumn
- You start on an alien world
- There are three types of worlds: Lush, Airy and Fungal
- You'll still be building cities like in CIv V but to expand to other planets you'll use outposts.
- You can be the first to explore a new planet and you may find some neutral creatures/races on those worlds. You can either destroy them or leave them be.
- Relics are still in.
- You can win the game by returning to earth. To do that you'll need to put a satellite in orbit around the earth and you can either return to earth to win or you can bring the refugees of earth to your home world.
- You can use diplomacy with other players right from the start.
- Fog of War is still present
- There are now orbital units that you can command like satellites.
Last edited by killercow; 04-12-2014 at 01:50 PM.
Mandoric
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(04-12-2014, 01:30 PM)
alpha civtauri in my veins, please.
miladesn
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(04-12-2014, 01:31 PM)
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edit: see above.
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MrCompletely
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(04-12-2014, 01:32 PM)
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Awesome gaf leaking news without even realizing it!
spiritfox
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(04-12-2014, 01:32 PM)
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yesyesyesyes
Crazymoogle
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(04-12-2014, 01:33 PM)
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Can't they actually remake Alpha Centauri? Or does someone else own the name?
Santiako
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(04-12-2014, 01:35 PM)
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Into my veins. NOW
Quentyn
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DopeyFish
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(04-12-2014, 01:35 PM)
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I AM SO IN
peakish
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(04-12-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quentyn







Delicious.
TechnicPuppet
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(04-12-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Yes yes yes.
Shengar
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(04-12-2014, 01:36 PM)
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A Sci-fi Civilization game? Color me interested :3
Tailzo
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(04-12-2014, 01:37 PM)
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Wow I want this :)
Dennis
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(04-12-2014, 01:37 PM)
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New Alpha Centauri is a go.
MightyHedgehog
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(04-12-2014, 01:37 PM)
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HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!11111
spiritfox
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(04-12-2014, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crazymoogle

Can't they actually remake Alpha Centauri? Or does someone else own the name?

EA holds the rights to the name, so they can't use it unless they strike a deal with EA, which is basically impossible.
Xater
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(04-12-2014, 01:38 PM)
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Yep, this is exciting.
AHA-Lambda
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(04-12-2014, 01:39 PM)
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I am not a strategy or civ player but that looks awesome :D
Fantastapotamus
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(04-12-2014, 01:39 PM)
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Is this really happening? DONT PLAY WITH MY HEART GAF

Just a few days ago I thought "Man, as much as I'd love a new Civ....where is Alpha Centauri 2?" and now BOOM. Here they both are (more or less)
TechnicPuppet
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(04-12-2014, 01:40 PM)
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Hopefully after I have played the PC version to death we can get Civilization Beyond Earth Revolution as well.
TronLight
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(04-12-2014, 01:40 PM)
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Alien planets and species? Ohhh yes.

More than one planet too maybe?

Edit: Just read those details, oh god.
potam
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(04-12-2014, 01:41 PM)
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Even as a casual Civ fan, this is fucking cool
V_Ben
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(04-12-2014, 01:42 PM)
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AWW SHIT.

Let's do this.
Sendou
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(04-12-2014, 01:42 PM)
That's hot! I'm so in.
Axiom
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(04-12-2014, 01:43 PM)
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I don't know how Alpha Centauri they're going, but man that looks a lot like Alpha Centauri.

Day One
Fantastapotamus
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(04-12-2014, 01:43 PM)
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I love that this was "leaked" by a Google Ad
gofreak
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(04-12-2014, 01:43 PM)
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And now I absolutely need a new PC.

Bring back Sister Miriam and Chairman Yang.
CloudWolf
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(04-12-2014, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by killercow

- You can win the game by returning to earth.

So it's the reverse science victory from Civ 5
Shengar
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(04-12-2014, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fantastapotamus

I love that this was "leaked" by a Google Ad

Watch the next E3 content leaked by google ads.
KKRT00
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(04-12-2014, 01:44 PM)
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So god exists after all wow.

Now get me new Jedi Knight and will really start believing.
BigDes
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(04-12-2014, 01:44 PM)
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This is unexpected

but rather good
AHA-Lambda
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Originally Posted by gofreak

And now I absolutely need a new PC.

Bring back Sister Miriam and Chairman Yang.

Same, next year is definitely the year for me to upgrade.
Crazymoogle
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(04-12-2014, 01:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by spiritfox

EA holds the rights to the name, so they can't use it unless they strike a deal with EA, which is basically impossible.

So be it! AC spiritual successor, go!
excowboy
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(04-12-2014, 01:45 PM)
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Only fired up Civ V for the first time this week, but Alpha Centauri 2 seems fine!
dejan
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(04-12-2014, 01:45 PM)
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"Civilization Beyond Earth" ... I like the sound of that.
LurkerPrime
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Good detective work, thanks for finding this!

Originally Posted by killercow

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...ient=firefox-a

Preview of the game in French. Translating now.

-You'll go beyond earth as the title implies, making it more like Alpha Centauri.
- Out this Autumn
-You start on an alien world
-There are three types of worlds: Lush, Airy and Fungal
- You'll still be building cities like in CIv V but to expand to other planets you'll use outposts.
- You can be the first to explore a new planet and you may find some neutral creatures/races on those worlds.
- Relics are still in.
-You can win the game by returning to earth.
- You can use diplomacy with other players right from the start.
-Fog of War is still present
- There are now orbital units that you can command like satellites.

This game sounds great! I'm already looking forward to the official announcement and release. It's also nice that it's releasing this year, that's fantastic.

Alpha Centauri didn't have multiple maps, right? That seems to be a focus of many newer turn-based strategy games; Age of Wonders 3, Warlock/Warlock 2, and Eador: Master of the Broken World all use multiple maps to some degree. I'm interested to see how Firaxis makes them interesting/challenging.

Edit: I'm enjoying this Year of Strategy we've got going on so far. It must continue!
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ComputerMKII
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I hope this game will be optimized. Turns take so fucking long in Civ 5.
tim.mbp
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So EA owns the Alpha Centauri name?
KojiKnight
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Originally Posted by CloudWolf

So it's the reverse science victory from Civ 5

Hah, hadn't thought of it that way.

And damn I'm excited, spent couple hundred hours with Civ 5, I'm sure I'll do likewise with this.
PeterVenkman
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(04-12-2014, 01:47 PM)
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This is wonderful news, i still get some civ v play in. Firaxis makes great games
Endless
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(04-12-2014, 01:48 PM)
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Bigger Box art

Xater
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Originally Posted by tim.mbp

So EA owns the Alpha Centauri name?

Yes they do, not like they will ever do something with it but you know how things are in this industry.
Kiyo
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(04-12-2014, 01:49 PM)
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Looks good, can't wait for the official announcement in a few hours. Hopefully we'll get a lot more details then.

I hope they fixed some of the problems that Civ5 had though.
Volotaire
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(04-12-2014, 01:49 PM)
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This is pretty interesting. I'm in.
BigDes
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Originally Posted by Xater

Yes they do, not like they will ever do something with it but you know how things are in this industry.

They will probably make an iap iphone version of the game as a quick cash in when this one releases
Fantastapotamus
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Originally Posted by Xater

Yes they do, not like they will ever do something with it but you know how things are in this industry.

I'm fully expecting a F2P mobile game at some point in the future. So that's exciting

Edit: GOD DAMN IT, SO CLOSE
BibiMaghoo
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(04-12-2014, 01:50 PM)
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A SciFi Civ?

Take my money.
Won
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(04-12-2014, 01:51 PM)
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Autumn? But I want it now!

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