Sid Meier’s Starships has been announced for PC, Mac and iPad and will continue the store of Civilization: Beyond Earth.

2K and Firaxis Games announced a new Sid Meier-game today, titled Sid Meier’s Starships. The game will be an adventurous turn-based strategy title in the same universe as Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth and is said to continue to expand upon what happens when mankind leaves planet Earth.

“During the development of Starships, I became intrigued by the idea of exploring the following chapter in the story behind Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we have colonized our new home planet and eventually start building spaceships to get us to the stars? What became of the long lost brothers and sisters of planet Earth?” said Sid Meier, the director of creative development over at Firaxis Games. “My goal was to create an experience that focusses on designing spaceships and battles in a universe filled with adventure, diplomacy and exploration.”

Sid Meier’s Starships will be released somewhere this spring as a digital download for PC, Mac and the iPad. The announcement trailer can be watched here.

Do you look forward to seeing CivilizationBeyond Earth‘s storyline being expanded upon? Let us know in the comments!