A new trailer has been shown off at PAX East by Firaxis Games to showcase a brand new Civilization game, under the title Beyond Earth. Civilization Beyond Earth will be a brand new title in the game series, and as the name suggests, it will take players into ambitious new environments.
Civilization Beyond Earth will give players the opportunity to take their civilizations up into space. The trailer that Firaxis created has stated that, "As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, lead your people into a new frontier, explore and colonize an alien planet and create a new civilization in space."
The release date for Civilization Beyond Earth has been set for a release later in this year in 2014, most likely this Fall. The trailer has strangely only suggested that the title will be available on Civilization Beyond Earth, but hopefully it will be adapted for consoles as well.
Firaxis has been well known for it's great strategy franchises, with XCOM Enemy Unknown being their latest release.
However, the civilization games have always received the biggest bundles of praise for being fully featured and unique strategy game experiences, and taking the franchise into space could really make things ever more interesting.
We'll keep you updated on Civilization Beyond Earth as more information comes in - hopefully we'll see some proper gameplay footage closer to the launch date, which as mentioned before, will most likely be later this year in Fall.