The world is ending, but don’t worry -- there are plenty of planets out there. 2K Games and Firaxis have announced a set of pre-order bonuses for their upcoming space strategy title, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, that will bring real planets from our universe into the game.

The Exoplanets Map Pack, available to all Steam members who pre-order the game, will include six exclusive maps that represent real-universe planets outside of our solar system, called exoplanets. Ranging from the verdant islands of ‘Tau Ceti d’ to the arid, volcanic landscape of ‘82 Eridani e,’ the six diverse worlds will offer a variety of environments, each with their own opportunities and challenges. ‘Mu Arae f,’ for example, is tidally locked with its star, making the southern hemisphere a scorching desert, and the northern hemisphere a frozen wasteland. ‘Kepler 186 f’ is an ancient forest world, while ‘Rigil Khantoris Bb’ and ‘Eta Vulpeculae b’ are shrouded in mystery. Each time a new game begins on an exoplanet, the terrain and layout will change, offering even more diversity and replay value.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is scheduled for an October 24 release on PC, and we can’t wait to take to the stars in this sci-fi twist on one of the greatest PC game franchises ever.

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