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Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer teaches all you need to know

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Civ Beyond Earth

Settle in with your warm drink of preference, because a man is about to talk to you about aliens, robots and hexagons for the next nine-and-a-bit minutes. It should be a good time.

Civilization: Beyond Earth is out later this month, and in preparation, Firaxis has released this lengthy trailer explaining everything you need to know about the sci-fi Civ.

Beyond Earth is due out 24 October. As a fan of moving small pieces across hex-based maps, I can't wait. For more, you can watch our hands-on impressions here (opens in new tab), or read them here (opens in new tab).

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.