Civilization: Beyond Earth coming in October

Civilization: Beyond Earth, the futurist take on the long-running strategy franchise, has set a landing date. 2K Games announced today that it will come to PC on October 24 for $49.99.

Pre-ordering will grant you the Exoplanets Map Pack, which includes six custom planets said to be "inspired by real exoplanets." Space! The map pack includes the lush forest planet of Kepler 186f, the arid continental planet of Rigil Khantoris Bb, the water-logged Tau Ceti d, the split frozen-desert planet Mu Arae f, a tectonic minefield 82 Eridani, and a mysterious new planet Eta Vulpeculae b.

Check out our impressions of Beyond Earth from E3.