Posted Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 08:05 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Windows, Mac, and Linux versions included for one purchase.
'Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth' is out on PC, and the game delivers on both the legacy the of the series and the promise of a new setting. (Check out the review here.) According to Aspyr Media, the Mac version is "super close" to release, and has been submitted for final approval. Assuming things go well, the Mac version will be out next week.
Meanwhile, the Linux version is a few behind the Mac version, but should still make release this year.
The Mac and Linus versions of the game are available to pre-order directly through Aspyr's GameAgent for only $49.99. (Mac & Linux) There will not be any pre-load option for the game, but pre-orders will include the Exoplanets map pack for free. In addition, GameAgent is offering members (old and new, membership is free) 25% off the price.
Even better, those who purchase any version of the game on Steam, whether it be Windows, Mac, or Linux, will nab all three versions via Steam Play. Steam Workshop support is planned for the game but may not make the Mac or Linux launches. The game will be available on the Mac App store, but that version will not support online multiplayer (though that may change), and for that reason, the Steam version is recommended.
The game will support cross-save through the different platforms, but saves will not transfer via Steam Cloud. Since the three versions will receive updates at varying times, cross-save and cross-platform multiplayer may not always work. Saves need to be moved manually.
You can find the latest info on 'Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Aspyr Media
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