2K and Firaxis has announced a new title under Sid Meier’s banner which will be heading out into the galaxy this year. Sid Meier’s Starships is a new turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game that will be available as a digital download for PC, Mac, and iPad sometime early this year.

Starships lets players command a fleet of starships as they embark on a series of missions to explore the galaxy, protect planets and their civilizations, and build a federation to ultimately usher in a new age of peace throughout the galaxy. “When designing Starships, I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the next chapter in the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth?” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”

Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K goes on to say “after successfully launching an experience touching upon mankind’s history on Earth, fans will now see how Sid has used the Civilization: Beyond Earth universe to deliver his own unique style of strategic gaming.”

Sid Meier’s Starships will be available in early 2015 for PC, Mac, and iPad.