Sid Meier’s Starships Dated And Priced For March Release

by Mike Futter on Feb 24, 2015 at 07:41 AM

You’ve colonized an alien world and identified your preferred affinity in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Now, it’s time for the next chapter.

Sid Meier’s Starships ties into Beyond Earth, taking the colonies of Beyond Earth into space. You’ll pick one of the affinities (Purity, Supremacy, Harmony) to guide your federation.

Like Civilization titles, you’ll need to build units, manage resources, and research technology. And you won’t need to wait that long to do it. 

Sid Meier’s Starships arrives on PC, Mac, and iOS on March 12, for $12.99 (Correction: $14.99). For more, check out our previous coverage of the gameplay.


Our Take
I’ve yet to play Beyond Earth, but I hope this kind of tie-in approach works. Using smaller titles to expand the lore (if not the core product) is an interesting idea that I’ve not seen applied in the strategy genre before. It’s a curious experiment that could grow into its own business model.