Humanity escapes a dying world in the intro to Civilization: Beyond Earth

At the very beginning of Civilization: Beyond Earth, before you even make planetfall, some key choices are made concerning the makeup and future direction of your deep space colony. Firaxis Games leaves alternate history behind in the new Civ game, bringing the focus around to instead focus on humanity’s future. When we leave Earth to look for new homes in the stars, how will we conduct ourselves?

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This intro video for Beyond Earth that plays whenever you fire up the game sets the stage for the journey. Who gets selected to go? Why? What will these explorers do once they reach their destination? You’ll be able to make those decisions for yourself when the game comes to Windows via Steam on October 24, 2014 (Linux and Mac to follow at a late date).