Civilization: Beyond Earth will release worldwide on PC on October 24, 2K has confirmed.

Pre-order and you'll grab access to the Exoplanets Map Pack, a free DLC that includes six custom maps "inspired by real exoplanets". What's an exoplanet? Let me Google that for you.

According to Wikipedia, an exoplanet "is a planet that does not orbit the Sun and instead orbits a different star, stellar remnant or brown dwarf". Around 1800 of them have been discovered across 1118 different planetary systems. We don't live on any of them. Yet.

The maps include:

  • Kepler 186f: This lush forest planet is one of the oldest known Earth-like planets.
  • Rigil Khantoris Bb: Orbiting the closest star to our solar system, the historical records of this arid continental planet's settlement are well-preserved.
  • Tau Ceti d: This planet of seas and archipelagos features a booming biodiversity and a wealth of resources.
  • Mu Arae f: Tidally locked in orbit around a weak star, the southern hemisphere of this planet is a blistering desert where the sun never sets, while the northern hemisphere is perpetually in frozen darkness.
  • 82 Eridani e: An alien world of scarce water and wracked by tectonic forces.
  • Eta Vulpeculae b: A mysterious new discovery with unknown terrain.

To find out what Brett thought of Civilization: Beyond Earth when he went hands-on earlier in the year, head through to this delightful little preview.

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Source: @CivGame

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