Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth is a game that I have been looking forward to since its original announcement, counting down the days until the game launches and is ready for me to get playing right away.

We already knew that the game will launch on the PC on October 24th 2014, and now we know that the game will also be making its way to both the Mac and Linux systems, bringing the next part of the story to the award-winning Civ series, taking the player away from Earth to various unexplored planets around the universe.

“The teams from Firaxis and 2K have done an astounding job of expanding on the core Civ experience in Beyond Earth,” said Aspyr Media’s Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “So, it’s exciting for us to be able to bring the same experience to Mac and Linux users everywhere.”

“Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will propel the development of human civilization beyond the traditional timeline of a Civilization game, by exploring humanity’s future on an alien world. For the first time, players will lead factions divided by contrasting cultures and evolve their new civilizations to reflect their chosen destiny.

If you have already pre-purchased Civilization Beyond Earth on Steam you can now pre-load it ahead of the game’s official release date, just click the “pre-load” button next to the game in your Steam Library.

Before you do though, check out the official trailer below for a quick look at the game.

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