Thanks to the trailer for Civilization: Beyond Earth, it’s pretty clear the team at Firaxis thinks we’re doomed. But there’s hope, thanks to the next installment in the long-running strategy series: we can fling ourselves at the stars and manage our resources on hex grids there.
This morning, publisher 2K Games sent around a press release announcing that Beyond Earth was in development for the PC, Mac, and Linux for a fall 2014 release. In it, players will leave Earth and attempt to colonize an alien planet in the hopes of building a new civilization.
My only hope is that there’s a dark XCOM crossover somewhere in there.
You can check out the trailer, screens, and box art below.