Not all of us here at Twinfinite had the pleasure/burden of attending PAX East this year. I have lots of mixed feelings about it: on one hand, I spent my weekend playing videogames and sleeping while my comrades worked their asses off. On the other hand, I didn’t get to hang out with some of my favorite people, nor attend one of the largest gaming conventions in the country.
Fans of Sid Meier’s Civilization might be especially bummed about missing PAX East, where the latest title in the franchise (Beyond Earth!) was announced. Lead designers Dave McDonough and Will Miller, along with gameplay designer Anton Strenger and producer Lena Brenk, shared details about the interstellar strategy game in a Firaxis panel this weekend.