Firaxis Games has revealed that their galactic conquest game, Sid Meier’s Starships will be arriving on March 12 for $14.99 on iPad, PC, and Mac.
The space bound RTS encourages player exploration by rewarding the brave and the bold with rewards to help them construct a powerful federation fleet and expand your galactic reach. Starships’ exploration elements can be further expanded by cross-connecting your game with your progress in Sid Meier’s Beyond Earth.
Precise details on how “cross-connectivity” will work between Starships and Beyond Earth have remained scarce, but a recent blog post from Firaxis Games’ community manager David Hinkle sheds light on how both teams are implementing the feature.
“This is our first experiment with this cross-game connectivity. We’re handling this through my2K. If you log into your my2K account within Starships or Beyond Earth, then we will be able to establish a connection between the two games. if you don’t already have a my2K account, you’ll need to create one. For now, this system works for Beyond Earth and Starships, but may extend to future titles as well.”
Be sure to check out David Hinkle’s full post for details on the upcoming Beyond Earth update, and sound off in the comments below with your impressions of Starships’ cross-connectivity.