The next instalment of Sid Meier’s Civilization series isn’t far from release now, and Firaxis Games has just released a new trailer that overviews the entire gameplay experience of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.

From planetfall, to victory, this Discovery trailer narrates the possible experiences the player will encounter in this radically different Civilization game. Although despite the game’s different gameplay elements, fans of the series will still be familiar with Beyond Earth, and people who played the 1999 Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri will enjoy the return of playing on an alien planet.

The trailer focuses on the different factions, or ‘sponsors’, the player can choose, and the affinity the players faction can align with. From this, the trailer shows the different ways the player can achieve victory depending on what affinity they have decided to go with. Some alternative victory conditions are also introduced, such as contacting a benevolent alien race. Other exciting features include building pre-city outposts, deploying spies on covert operations, satellites and the native aliens themselves.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will be released 24th October 2014 on Windows PC. Watch the 10 minute trailer above to see all the new gameplay.


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