Sid Meier's Starships first gameplay footage demoed by Sid Meier

Sid Smeier's Starships logo

The Civilization: Beyond Eath spin-off is shown off for the first time in a new sit-down gameplay stream.

The first gameplay footage of Sid Meier's Starships was shown on Friday, by creator Sid Meier himself.

Meier took to Twitch to talk about his inspiration for creating the game, a clear Civilization spin-off, and showed off Starships' current build.

Sid Meier's Starships is set years after Civilization: Beyond Earth, the 4X game set in the future. It focusses on the fleet, rather than building out a huge civilization across a planet, and your upgrades will go towards enhancing ships.

If you've played Beyond Earth you will notice leaders and affinities appear in Starships, which will give a familiar starting point to work from. 

Take a look at the video below.

Sid Meier's Starships is due for release "early 2015" for PC, Mac, and iOS.

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