Civilization: Beyond Earth gets launch date 
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Zoe Hawkins
July 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

Civ beyond earth 4th of july

There are a bunch of games that I’m excited for, and I know the biggest time sink of them all will be Civilization: Beyond Earth. There goes at least another 100 hours of my life as I play through all the various types of gameplay and experience everything each faction has to offer. Now I know when we will get our hands on it, as well as some more details on what that gameplay will be like.

Thanks to this new “inside look” trailer, we know that the new beginning for mankind is coming 24 October 2014. Watch these developers explain why the game will be cool:

The game looks great, and the more I see, the more I need it. Plus, if you pre-order, you can get the Exoplanets Map Pack for free. I have a feeling this game will get a bunch of expansions as well – new scenarios and other adventures. I never really care much about extra map packs, but exoplanets sound pretty impressive.

I like the way that they’ve redesigned the tech tree in this game – it’s no longer a linear progression, but an entire web. According to the developers in the video, you won’t be able to attain all the technologies in one play through; this means that you’ll have to play the game in new ways and directions in order to see what all the tech can do. This will certainly mix up the game and add whole new directions depending on gameplay styles. Of course, this also means that the completionist in me will need to play through a bunch of different times in a whole variety of ways so that I can see what all the different techs do, and if they provide cool new wonders, too.

Are you ready to go into space for the new Civilization? What approach will you take to settling the universe?

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Norm

    Never played any of the Civilization games, however I will look into this as I really like the theme.

    • Mossel

      Just dont start a game before you go to bed.

      • Anon A Mouse

        Hahahaha what bed? He’ll lose days, nevermind hours of sleep.

        • Mossel

          That is very true! I started playing my first ever Civ game at 22:00 and had to get up for work at 05:20. I played untill about 01:00. fml.

      • Brenz

        one…..more……turn…..

        • Mossel

          That game is crazy addictive!

  • Sageville

    I’ll have a go, Civ games are excellent time-vortexes

    • Rince&pop

      Agreed. Not sure why I can’t be bothered with SIM games but this grabs me.

    • Rince&pop

      Agreed. Not sure why I can’t be bothered with SIM games but this grabs me.

    • Mossel

      Yeah man, just one.more.turn. And then it is 8 hours later.

  • Rince&pop

    My body is ready!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’ll take the same approach I do in every Civ game… a peaceful technological society until the point where I’ve built enough nukes for my Oprah moment.

    • Rince&pop

      BEES!

    • Sageville

      … “Sure i’ll sign your peace treaty!”

      Hehehe

  • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

    INDEPENDENCE DAY REFERENCE SPOTTED!!!!

    Very disappointed you did not use Will Smith’s face.

    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      Hehehe

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Maybe because she didn’t want to jinx Beyond Earth with a possible reference to After Earth ;)

      • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

        That will only happen if you post the Smith family album with it.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      With Zoe’s photoshop skills that’s not hard to notice at all

      • Her Highness the Hipster

        oh really? so did you see her in the accolades header, too? :)

        • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

          ooo that one was sneaky. But I must insist on a Will Smith or blown up White House somewhere.

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            but my next photoshop is enough of a disaster to make up for the lack of will smith’s face :P

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          (ama)ZING!

        • Anon A Mouse

          Next to the sadistic, yet colourful character? Yes that sums up the USA perfectly. ;-P.

          You do know that Lady Liberty is French?

        • oVg… what castle?

          I thought that was a Tibetan Monk.

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          You mean this one?

    • oVg… what castle?

      That statue of Liberty is very durable for such flimsy material.

  • Lord Chaos

    Any one else notice the statue of liberty? It’s because it’s the 4th isn’t it?

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      lady liberty is in all my headers today. because patriotic when i wanna be :)

  • Skyblue

    689 hrs clocked in on Civ V. I really should not be looking at this game but… just… one… more… turn…

    • Mossel

      How many matches is that? like 4? lol I played like 3 games from start to finish and clocked about 30 hours.

  • oVg… what castle?

    A game where the gamer is required to think?
    WHAT IS THIS, THE 90s?

  • Sk3tz0

    There is only one approach in any Civ game.. ALL OUT WAR!!!!!!!