Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Latest Updates

Firaxis releases hotfix for Rising Tide alliance bug

Firaxis releases hotfix for Rising Tide alliance bug

Firaxis has squashed a bug in Civilization Beyond Earth: Rising Tide which caused your allies to abandon you every time an enemy faction declared war.

I swear, I never even noticed it when I was playing. Perhaps that's because I spent my time cowering in the corner of the map, stealing everyone else's hard-earned scientific research.

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide trailer introduces new faction, showcases hybrid affinity units

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide trailer introduces new faction, showcases hybrid affinity units

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide looks like a typically weighty Firaxis expansion, which will add some much needed depth and flavour to the slightly underwhelming base game. This new trailer highlights the last of the four new factions in the expansion, and shows off some of the new hybrid affinity unit options.

The new guys are a Korean organisation called Chungsu, who specialise in subterfuge and espionage. The trailer doesn't reveal exactly what their faction ability is, but it's safe to assume they'll be able to make better use of their spies than anyone else.

Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion Rising Tide is coming this October, free Steam weekend for the core game kicks off today

Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion Rising Tide is coming this October, free Steam weekend for the core game kicks off today

Firaxis has announced the release date for Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide - you'll be able to get your hands on the water-based expansion this October 9.

In order to mark the announcement, publisher 2K is holding a free Steam weekend for Beyond Earth, kicking off today at 6:00PM BST and concluding Monday, August 17 at 6:00PM BST.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth 'didn't go far enough', Rising Tide 'opens up whole world'

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth 'didn't go far enough', Rising Tide 'opens up whole world'

In our E3 2015 interview with Firaxis on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth we chatted with lead producer Andrew Frederiksen about the Rising Tide expansion which 'addresses fan feedback'.

Specifically it's 'opening up the whole world' in Beyond Earth, which the team acknowledge "didn't go far enough" in its quest to conquer this alien planet. Rising Tide is not just about water gameplay.