Could SID MEIER’S STARSHIPS be the STAR WARS Game We’ve All Been Waiting For?

January 19, 2015 — Imagine a video game that takes the adventure of a pre-Star Wars universe and adds a modern tactics style approach. Newly announced Sid Meier’s Starships could potentially unlock that incredible possibility.

Gamers can thank 2k and Fireaxis for bringing us a new turn-based strategy game to the popular Sid Meier’s franchise that may be up for the task. Sid Meier’s Starships will give players the control of spacecrafts taking place within Civilizations: Beyond Earths cosmos.

Humanity has left earth and the player is in the midst of humanity’s bold and dangerous exploration. The player will command a fleet of starship fighters and battle onward to the next plateau after losing contact with his allies.

The dark setting promises to be brimming with danger and challenging dilemmas. Players will journey through the galaxy to complete tasks, protect populations and planets, while building a planetary federation and expanding its influence.

Starships will feature randomized maps, a mission structure, and according to GameSpot, “dynamically generated tactical combat that should boost the game’s replayability”.

Meier’s went on to tell GameSpot: “My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration. What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth?”

Sid Meier’s Starships is scheduled to arrive in early 2015 for PC, Mac, and iPad platforms as a download. No word on pricing, nor were any details about a possible Android version, announced.

Sources: GameSpot

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4 Comments on “Could SID MEIER’S STARSHIPS be the STAR WARS Game We’ve All Been Waiting For?”

  1. NVChad2
    01/19/2015 at 12:56 PM #

    I just heard about this earlier today and its scheduled for “early 2015”?? That’s crazy and awesome all at once! :) This definitely sounds like a game I could get into.

  2. 01/20/2015 at 6:13 AM #

    Reblogged this on Coiled 薔薇 Rose.

  3. 01/20/2015 at 6:14 AM #

    Thanks! I’m always on the edge of loving/ignoring a new Cid Meier game. But this one definitely piqued my interest. The soon-to-be-release date is a definite cherry on top.


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