Sid Meier, famous American video game designer, is best known for his work on the turn-based strategy game Civilization, whose latest episode, Civilization: Beyond Earth presents itself as the spiritual sequel to Alpha Centauri, a very good game released in the late 90s on PC and Mac.
Development studio Firaxis Games is currently working on a new game called Sid Meier's Starships. Taking Beyond Earth as the basis in terms of universe, this title will offer take control of a fleet of spacecraft, with a view to exploring the galaxy, protecting planets and their civilizations and creating a federation.
Starships will always present itself as a Turn-based strategy game, scheduled to be released on PC, Mac and iPad in dematerialized format (Steam / Mac App Store / App Store).
Sid Meier spoke about this new production, stressing that his goal is to "Create an experience that focuses on vessel design and combat in a universe filled with interstellar adventures, diplomacy and exploration".
Sid Meier's Starships is slated to be released at spring 2015 on the aforementioned platforms, the exact date remains to be confirmed.