Legendary game designer Sid Meier continues to keep himself busy. Today it was revealed that he and a small team at developer Firaxis have been working on a space-themed turn-based strategy game, Sid Meier's Starships. It's due for release early in 2015 for the iPad and Mac, along with the PC.

According to GameSpot, the new game will be published by 2K Games. It states:

In the game, you'll control a fleet of starships as you journey through the galaxy to complete missions, protect planets and their inhabitants, and build a planetary federation.

As you trek through the stars, you'll be challenged to expand your federation's influence and reach. You'll also amass futuristic technology and take part in turn-based combat using a deep roster of customizable ships.

Even more interesting is that people who own Firaxis' 2014 released game Civilization: Beyond Earth who decide to get Sid Meier's Starships will see special links between both games that 2K claims will "enhance and expand upon both game experiences." Pricing for Sid Meier's Starships has yet to be revealed.

Source: GameSpot