Civilization: Beyond Earth Screenshots Leaked - Update

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Screenshots Leaked - Update

Leaked Civilization: Beyond Earth screenshots show the franchise tackling the final frontier.

Update: It's official! Check out the official launch trailer here:

Original Story: Data diggers over at Neogaf have discovered some rather interesting screenshots, and box art, for something called Civilization: Beyond Earth in the cache of a legitimate French gaming website. It appears to be an upcoming gaming in Firaxis's Civilization franchise, that takes the popular simulator into outer space. The article also claims that the game will release as early as this Autumn. It certainly looks very legit, and it seems like it would be a logical step for the franchise. First up, let's take a look at the images in question:

Furthermore, a translation of the original French article claims that the game is somewhat of a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri, with the player setting out to colonize distant worlds. In Beyond Earth players will still build terrestrial cities and infrastructure like they are used to, but will expand to other planets as the game progresses.

Alien planets will of course have their own native life, that will function somewhat like the barbarians in previous Civ games, and there will be new "orbital units" that players can command, such as satellites.

Furthermore, Beyond Earth will have an additional win condition - returning to Earth and bringing all of its refugees to your newly colonized planets.

Of course, none of this has been official confirmed by 2K or Firaxis, but it certainly sounds very exciting. I can't wait to sink thousands of more hours into another Civ game!

We've reached out to both companies for comment.

Source: Neogaf

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I'm going to have to tranquilise myself after seeing the phrase' a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri' as I'm not sure anything could possibly live up to the expectations that creates. Also how much do want to bet that this was originally called 'After Earth' but they changed it after Will Smith embarrassed himself in spectacular nepotistic fashion?

It took them long enough to do a follow up on Alpha Centauri, I just hope they can live up to the standard it set.

Take my money now!

Also take my firstborn! You can have the second-born as well!

Now excuse me, I gotta find myself a glacier to freeze myself until autumn!

All I can say is: If this is real (and please let it be), let there be an option to run this on a single planet (which shall be referred to as planet) and have the alpha centauri factions as options to play as and against. As not having an alpha centauri mode would be a complete shame.

Edit: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/previews/11268

Dibs on the Space Romans! :P

Seriously, though, that touches on one of my questions...the previous games have all had factions based on historical civilizations, will that still hold true for this? And what of the technology? The logical progression from "We don't even have an alphabet" to "we're building a space station" goes through various stages of actual technological progression.

With everything already being set in the future, I'd imagine this would mean that it's going to be a 100% fictional game.

Awesome. Loved Civ V, can;t wait for this one. RJ 17 does bring up a good point though. what will the progression, tech trees, and factions be like?

"spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri"

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

TAKE ALL MY MONEY! Super excited now.

SO MUCH YES!

Ohmahgerd, I've been waiting for this since Civ 2 Test of Time. Cannot actually wait.

I've kept meaning to check out Alpha Centauri, since for some reason in fifteen years I never got round to it, but after (*checks*) 954 hours of Civ 5 (Jesus Christ, and I know that there are people on this board who'll probably eclipse that), I'm worried that I might not be able to return to a Civ 2-era game without it feeling too weird.

But now I suppose I won't have to, because there is basically zero chance that they won't find my dessicated corpse in ten years time sitting in front of a computer with Beyond Earth still running!

Love Civ V, love Alpha Centuri. Spiritual sequel to Alpha Centuri using Civ V's engine? That will do nicely. Hopefully the release date will give me plenty of time to say good bye to my friends and loves because they likely won't see me again.

Take my frakking money! Holy smokes, I was just wondering to myself the other day, I've been playing Firaxis' stuff for a year and a half, XCOM's got a couple of years on it now, what's next, another Civ perhaps? But they're still doing expansion packs. So yeah, they're doing Civilization in Space. Awesome.

You know what would be even more awesome? If they made it a sequel to XCOM. I mean, they've already got light nods in the actual Civ game, and now they're going full sci-fi, space exploration... they probably won't make explicit links, but there'll definitely be a couple of winks and nods, and it would be awesome if they brought it a little further than that.

Gaahhh, please let this be accurate, please let it happen soon, gaaaahhh!

Edit: Well, apparently it is official now, and happening this fall. So.... holy flipping wow, awesome awesome awesome!

Anti-American Eagle:
All I can say is: If this is real (and please let it be), let there be an option to run this on a single planet (which shall be referred to as planet) and have the alpha centauri factions as options to play as and against. As not having an alpha centauri mode would be a complete shame.

Well, that's unlikely given that EA still owns the rights to Alpha Centauri.

RJ 17:
Dibs on the Space Romans! :P

Seriously, though, that touches on one of my questions...the previous games have all had factions based on historical civilizations, will that still hold true for this? And what of the technology? The logical progression from "We don't even have an alphabet" to "we're building a space station" goes through various stages of actual technological progression.

With everything already being set in the future, I'd imagine this would mean that it's going to be a 100% fictional game.

Alpha Centari was literally this, Civilization after earth, and it was made by Sid as well. So basically play some Alpha Centari and you'll see roughtly where something like this would go (just the new one would be a Civ V customisation rather than the earlier civ AC was based off).

RJ 17:
Dibs on the Space Romans! :P

Only if I can be space germans!

I will wipe out those space barbarians and enslave them all :D

The White Hunter:

RJ 17:
Dibs on the Space Romans! :P

Only if I can be space germans!

I will wipe out those space barbarians and enslave them all :D

Actually I wanna change my dibs to the Space Aztecs. When it comes to multiplayer, I just can't get enough of the ability to fully/instantly heal a unit after each victory. :3

RJ 17:

The White Hunter:

RJ 17:
Dibs on the Space Romans! :P

Only if I can be space germans!

I will wipe out those space barbarians and enslave them all :D

Actually I wanna change my dibs to the Space Aztecs. When it comes to multiplayer, I just can't get enough of the ability to fully/instantly heal a unit after each victory. :3

That is pretty sweet, space england could be good to, the ship of the line really just destroys everyone else when it comes to mid-game naval warfare/fucking up peoples trade routes.

Or space mongols for early game blitzing.

The White Hunter:

RJ 17:

The White Hunter:

Only if I can be space germans!

I will wipe out those space barbarians and enslave them all :D

Actually I wanna change my dibs to the Space Aztecs. When it comes to multiplayer, I just can't get enough of the ability to fully/instantly heal a unit after each victory. :3

That is pretty sweet, space england could be good to, the ship of the line really just destroys everyone else when it comes to mid-game naval warfare/fucking up peoples trade routes.

Or space mongols for early game blitzing.

The Space Indians would be my 2nd favorite choice...the ability to use every special resource right from the git-go is obscenely useful...especially if you start near some Space Dye or Space Whales. :3

So we have this now AND Galactic Civilizations III. That's awesome.

captcha: 5 dollar shake

I love Pulp Fiction too, captcha!

RJ 17:

The White Hunter:

RJ 17:
Actually I wanna change my dibs to the Space Aztecs. When it comes to multiplayer, I just can't get enough of the ability to fully/instantly heal a unit after each victory. :3

That is pretty sweet, space england could be good to, the ship of the line really just destroys everyone else when it comes to mid-game naval warfare/fucking up peoples trade routes.

Or space mongols for early game blitzing.

The Space Indians would be my 2nd favorite choice...the ability to use every special resource right from the git-go is obscenely useful...especially if you start near some Space Dye or Space Whales. :3

I'll have to give them a go, I usually aim for military growth through economy then win with later conquest. Need to bother with culture and such sometime.

Instead of "Civilization IN space", it is "Civilizations WITH space"?
Well, I might take a look at it once it's out.

Am I the only one who thought of an Iron Sky mode?

At least with this announcement I have time to plan for my inevitable hibernation for the remainder of my life. Ironically, Civilization takes me away from any society what-so-ever ;-;

PC gamer have just put up a pretty big article with an interview of the devs in it if anyone hasn't seen it already.

http://www.pcgamer.com/uk/2014/04/12/civilization-beyond-earth-interview-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-factions-aliens-technology-and-more/

They sound pretty excited about it and they seem to have made a lot of progress with it. Its refreshing to hear devs talking about systems that are already in and working rather than ones that are on a drawing board.

Looks really similar to Alpha Centauri. When all the spaceships were launching in the trailer I got pretty hyped.

MustResistHypeMustResistHypeMustResistHypeMustResistHypeMustResistHype...

... fuck.

Alpha Centauri was my favorite Civ style game and the only one I play now and then. I'm rooting for this to do well.

Please don't go. The Drones need you. They look up to you.

I only hope that is not one of those fake leaks that we have been seeing lately like the boarderlands game or another fallout 4 thing. that being said if this is real someone put me into a coma until it comes out.

Anti-American Eagle:
All I can say is: If this is real (and please let it be), let there be an option to run this on a single planet (which shall be referred to as planet) and have the alpha centauri factions as options to play as and against. As not having an alpha centauri mode would be a complete shame.

Edit: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/previews/11268

Assuming the game is properly moddable, I'm sure someone will make an Alpha Centauri mod before too long.

This won't be anywhere near Alpha Centauri, it's Civ 6 with a new tileset.

The setting was what made Alpha Centauri the game it was. The factions, the personalities, the philosophies and how they clashed. None of that is going to be present in this game, and what there will be is a pale reflection of what Alpha Centauri was. No one can make that game again because they'd be paralyzed with fear about its sales forecast.

Don't jump to conclusions, Civ + Space is not Alpha Centauri any more than Starcraft was Warcraft in space...it's much more sophisticated.

Having just watched that trailer... Am I the only person now really wanting a crossover between this and XCOM? Especially since they're both owned by 2K and Firaxis at this point? Maybe you get halfway through a campaign, and learn that your enemies are the Ethereals...

So THIS is what happens when I get all my tech victories in Civilization, good to know :p

really excited for this and the next Galatic Civ, always amazing games

P.S Dibs on Space Samurai's

deth2munkies:
This won't be anywhere near Alpha Centauri, it's Civ 6 with a new tileset.

The setting was what made Alpha Centauri the game it was. The factions, the personalities, the philosophies and how they clashed.

Based on that trailer, that would be a safe bet, but you could also read the interview with two of the developers where they talk about three distinct ideologies, various factions and quests tied to events in the world and tech tree. http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/04/12/civilization-beyond-earth-interview-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-factions-aliens-technology-and-more/

I can already predict that no matter how good the game is everybody will say it's not as good as Alpha Centari, which is odd since I expect this game to have a interface that isn't completely awful.

while civ is clearly a good game Ive never gotten into it

but hey SPAAAAACE mabye this will do it for me

The_Darkness:
Having just watched that trailer... Am I the only person now really wanting a crossover between this and XCOM? Especially since they're both owned by 2K and Firaxis at this point? Maybe you get halfway through a campaign, and learn that your enemies are the Ethereals...

for some reason I can see many sequels to XCOM wherein as progress into space faring and colonisation while there's an ongoing war with the aliens...going from alien invasion to pure sci fi/space opera

so you know..mass effect/star craft

chimeracreator:

deth2munkies:
This won't be anywhere near Alpha Centauri, it's Civ 6 with a new tileset.

The setting was what made Alpha Centauri the game it was. The factions, the personalities, the philosophies and how they clashed.

Based on that trailer, that would be a safe bet, but you could also read the interview with two of the developers where they talk about three distinct ideologies, various factions and quests tied to events in the world and tech tree. http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/04/12/civilization-beyond-earth-interview-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-factions-aliens-technology-and-more/

Just three?

That is half-assed development at its finest. What made SMAC good was the sense of actually defining your faction based on your decisions and ethos, whether or not that was reflected in gameplay the game did a good job of creating that atmosphere.

This is nice and all but when in the fucking hell are we finally going to see a Master of Magic remake?!?!

And before you pass me links to kickstarter, I'm talking about a good remake, not one that wants to be D&D.

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