9to5 Mac reports today that 2K and Firaxis’ new interstellar strategy game, Sid Meier’s Starships, will be coming to iPad very soon, as well as PC and Mac. The game represents the extension of Sid Meier’s ever-popular Civilization universe, following on from the recent Civilization: Beyond Earth.
In the game the player takes on the role of a fleet commander after the Age of the Seeding, leading their starship across the universe, defending planets against aggressors, building their empire, and attempting to bring peace to the galaxy.
Combat is turn-based, and gameplay features customizable starships and dynamically generated missions.
Aside from being a continuation of the Civilization: Beyond Earth universe, there will also be deep integration between the two games, according to 2K, which says that Starships will “enhance and expand the depth of both game experiences.”