Watch Civilization: Beyond Earth's Impressive Intro Cinematic

With just one week to go before the game's launch, 2K releases "The Chosen" trailer.

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Ahead of the game's worldwide release on October 24, 2K Games today unveiled the intro cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth, which is called "The Chosen." As its name suggests, the trailer sets up the story for Beyond Earth, which involves people traveling ... beyond earth.

It's an impressively produced, if not somewhat depressing, video. But it certainly did its job of getting its hooks in me.

Beyond Earth was announced just six months ago during PAX East. The game marks the first time a Civilization game has fully explored mankind’s future instead of playing in the past. Beyond Earth's science fiction setting will undoubtedly be familiar to fans of Firaxis' 1999 hit, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, as both share a similar, humans-on-an-alien-world premise.

For much more on Beyond Earth, be sure to check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Now that's an intro.

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neat

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If this was a movie, damn I'd be watching it.


On topic, game looks great, still debating to pick it up right away or later on. Regardless though, i'm still getting this, loved the Civ franchise.

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I'm going to buy this game soon.

Star Citizen, will be awhile.

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Whats really sad is we won't even make it to colony ships...

Were going to kill ourselves over wars of dwindling resources rather then pool together to achieve an interstellar ship.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yea we probably won't make it that far, but at least we are able to escape reality and get lost inside video game worlds. That's not so bad :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> On the upside, Lockheed Martin just announced being able to condense nuclear fusion into a compact size.

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But can Poland into space?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> even if they got to space they will find themselves in the middle of the new space world and will be dragged into wars all the time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You nåt öf understand, you must sörch för Polandball to understand. Bye bye now, i am of leavings.

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100% off topic, but when I see the thumbnail of the video in the news feed, it looks like a priest with two pistols from an action movie.

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@snugglebear Vaya con Dios. Pew-pew!

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This is gonna be EEEEEPPPIIIIIIICCCCCCC!!!

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Well, now in most of the games Indians are shown. drive club, farcry4 now this.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So what? Who cares about race douchebag?

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Almost made me want the game, almost.

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Like most things about this game, the intro is so dumb. They overlook so much that Alpha Centauri didn't. Namely, you expect me to believe that any ship meant for interstellar travel is going to be built on the Earth. Has no one at Firaxis played Kerbal Space Program? Those civilisations with dwindling resources are going to put a colony ship with all that tonnage into space? Also, they're going to just put her into cryo-stasis with her clothes she arrived in? I mean, we can assume they would be providing some of the things they need to survive, like extra-clothes, after all, no one had a suitcase.


It's pretty obvious why they keep saying this game isn't a successor to Alpha Centauri. Because when compared to a game that came out in 1999, this game does not come out favourably.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude the ships that launched from earth werent the same ships that made the journey. Watch the video again.

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nice Intro xD

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I love Civ games. Time to go to war...WITH EVERYBODY!

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This games got me all sorts of excited. :D

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Great idea but at the same time it saddens me that people have to mess up Earth so badly that the only hope is to find another similar even not as perfect planet as Earth to extend the human race. My first play through will be based on Harmony affinity.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> i always remember Mr. Smith words when talking to morpheus, we are more like a virus, we consume everything to move to another and so on.

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Any day spent playing a Civ game is a day well-spent.

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Great idea but at the same time it saddens me that people have to mess up Earth so badly that the only hope is to find another similar even not as perfect planet as Earth to extend the human race. My first play through will be based on Harmony affinity.

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Illuminati pyramid and all-seeing eye at 1:47.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> that shit is everywhere these days

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That was a pretty cool trailer, as long as they fixed up the pitiful AI then I will definitely buy this. I just don't like having my allies denounce and declare war on me after I come to their aid due to a defensive pact, it doesn't make sense.