Civilization: Beyond Earth Arrives Oct 24

Get ready for launch, because 2K and Firaxis Games have revealed that Civilization: Beyond Earth will hit the PC on October 24.

Anyone who pre-orders the game will get the special Exoplanets Map Pack, which offers six custom maps inspired by real-life exoplanets that have already been discovered by NASA and other space organizations. We don’t know exactly what, if anything, might be living on those strange new worlds, so obviously the developers are going to have to take some creative license to make things interesting when you get there.

Civilization: Beyond Earth will propel the development of humanity beyond the traditional timeline of a Civilization game by exploring the future of mankind 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 style of play. Players will experience an array of new gameplay possibilities, including nonlinear technology progression through the new Tech Web, the introduction of a new Orbital Layer, and a new Quest system that will unlock additional details about the alien world in addition to new resources and upgrades.

The first gameplay footage for Civilization: Beyond Earth has also been revealed, along with a new dev diary. Take a look: