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It's announced for Linux and Mac as well.
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Well, there is already a game like this that has been released by matrix games. It's called Pandora: First Contact. It's a colonization game which looks and plays a lot like SMAC:





It's not on steam. It's sold directly through the publishers website. 29.99 is how much it costs and it is supported by the developer of the game who continues to update it.

 

 

I can't imagine why a game developer would choose to avoid popular e-storefronts. The only other outfit to pull that off successfully was Mojang.

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well for Pandora: First Contact they wasted their time because when Civ gets released no one will even talk about it.

The trailer i found to be really depressing though.
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post #34 of 78
After playing Planetary Annihilation, this game might sound even better in concept.
Hopefully it's more refined than PA - Here's to a promising future!
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From everything I've seen, this really looks and feels like an expansion to Civ 5 being sold as a completely new game. What graphics improvements will this offer over Civ 5?
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here are the screenshots: http://www.civilization.com/#screenshots

whats wrong with Planetary Annihilation?
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second on my must have list, watchdogs are first.
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Did they not already have a Alpha Centauri game? So it's not exactly THAT novel setting for them. BTW Alpha Centauri was (and still is) damn good game.
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Did they not already have a Alpha Centauri game? So it's not exactly THAT novel setting for them. BTW Alpha Centauri was (and still is) damn good game.

They did. The reason for the game originally was because the original developer had a fall out with Sid, so they had legal issues with the name "civilization" as a game name, so they made alpha centauri.
Later another company bought the original developer and released the rights to the game name, so Sid took the game to another developer.
Now I guess they are making a new game similar to the past one because of running out of fresh ideas on how to renew the game. Because lets be honest. there is no real difference between civ 1 and civ 5 except graphics and a bit tweaking here and there. The basis is exactly the same.
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I can't imagine why a game developer would choose to avoid popular e-storefronts. The only other outfit to pull that off successfully was Mojang.
Money. Steam takes their own piece of the pie. Some developers can't afford a low game price and a big take of the pie to make a game profitable enough for them.
Its the same reason other developers don't go to steam, or accept exclusively to either steam or origin to not give too big piece of the pie.
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I can't see this being on a console. So yes

I remember Civ5 being on PS3... So still hoping to see this game come out for ps4
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