Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-order price roundup and PC requirements

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth launches for PC on 24 October 2014.

The game is the latest entry into the Civilization series, and is set in a future where modern society as we know it has collapsed. You are tasked with leading an expedition to outer space with the aim of finding a new home planet for mankind.

But beware, you will face life-threatening dangers on these alien planets. Beyond Earth includes returning and new features to the RTS franchise, according to the game’s website, including:

  • Seed the Adventure – Choose one of eight expedition sponsors, each with its own leader and gameplay benefits.
  • Technology Web – Technological advancements occur through non-linear choices, and are organised around three broad themes.
  • Orbital Layer – Build and deploy military and scientific satellites that give you offensive and defensive capabilities from orbit.
  • Multiplayer – Support for up to 8 players.
  • Mod support – Customise and extend your gameplay experience.

For those interested in conquering the universe, let’s first see if your PC can handle rendering galactic warfare.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS – Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
  • CPU – Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz/AMD X2 64 2GHz
  • RAM – 2GB
  • GPU – 256MB ATI HD 3650/256MB Nvidia 8800 GT/Intel HD 3000
  • DirectX Version – 11
  • Hard Drive Space – 8GB

Recommended system requirements

  • OS – Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
  • CPU – 1.8GHz quad-core
  • RAM – 4GB
  • GPU – AMD HD 5000 series/Nvidia  GT 400 series
  • DirectX Version – 11
  • Hard Drive Space – 8GB

Lastly, here is how much the title will set you back.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Pre-order price roundup
Retailer PC Price
Kalahari R 499
Raru R 515
BT Games R 525
Loot R 529
Takealot R 540
Steam $49.99 (±R560)
Greenman Gaming $49.99 (±R560)
AWX R 575

Pricing was not available from CNA Online, Dion Wired, Makro, Toys R Us, and Incredible Connection at the time of publication.

Civilization fans, will you be going Beyond Earth? Let us know in the comments and forum.

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