Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth Rising Tide expansion available on PC today

2K and Firaxis Games released the expansion pack for “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth” today. The new DLC is called “Rising Tide” and is now available for download on Windows PC.

Created by Firaxis Games, Rising Tide enriches the Beyond Earth experience by offering a robust array of expansion content, with even more strategic ways to shape humanity’s future on an alien planet. Rising Tide is also available today for Mac and Linux through Aspyr Media.

“After the launch of Beyond Earth, we were excited to hear our fans wanted us to further extend the science-fiction experience in this alien world,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “In Rising Tide, fans will enjoy seeing much of their feedback taken to heart through a series of new features, varied terrains and exciting new diplomatic options that offer new choices for players as they secure the fate of humanity on a strange world.”

Rising Tide pushes the boundaries of Beyond Earth across new alien terrains and oceans while adding more choices and diplomatic options as players build “one more turn” toward a new vision for humanity’s future. New aquatic gameplay allows players to explore the seas for colonization by dramatically extending the play space, while an overhauled Diplomacy system provides them with additional layers of dynamic choices and options to shape the diplomatic landscape. Players can also discover an assortment of additional updates, including visually-and behaviorally-distinct aliens that are now unique to each biome, as well as enormous, powerful Marvels that appear as part of the planet terrain and offer new quests to embark upon.

“Beyond Earth successfully proved there is an audience for a sci-fi spin-off to the Civilization franchise,” said Sarah Anderson, SVP of Marketing at 2K. “Over the last year, Firaxis has done a lot of work to ensure Rising Tide is an ambitious expansion that continues differentiating Beyond Earth from its historical predecessors while reviewing and implementing community feedback since the launch of the base game.”

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and is now available for download on Windows PC for $29.99. For fans not on Windows PC, Rising Tide is also available today for Mac and Linux by Aspyr Media.

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