I’ve enjoyed Sid Meyer’s Civilization series for a while, I’ve spent a lot of hours on Civ V with friends and can fairly consistently kick its butt. So I was quite pleased when it was announced that Civilization: Beyond Earth was in development. You’re now on an alien planet and no longer have the historical referents of the planet that we know best to fall back upon. It’ll be a totally different game play experience, and should be quite interesting because you’ll probably be totally hosed if you fall back on your usually-winning strategies from previous Civ games.
This is going to be interesting, I just hope they launch a Mac version when the PC version drops.