Exciting news! Firaxis has just announced a new Civ game: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth! The game is a spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and will be published in autumn 2014. It takes place in an alien planet when the mankind starts settling the space. PC Gamer has an in-depth interview with the designer duo David McDonough and Will Miller. The game has several new concepts, such as a technology web instead of a technology tree, and factions and affinities instead of civilizations in the traditional sense.