Chalk up another win for AMD's Mantle API. Earlier this morning, AMD announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi sequel to Civ V, will support Mantle. Radeon users will be able to enjoy support for CrossFire multi-GPU configs and Eyefinity multi-display setups, as well. (The game will apparently run on up to six displays.)
Announced on Saturday, Civilization: Beyond Earth is under development at Firaxis Games, and it's expected out in the fall. As its name indicates, the game will be set in a future where humans are colonizing other planets. Here's the spiel from the official website:
Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind.
As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.
In addition to single-player gameplay, Beyond Earth will support eight-player multiplayer. Firaxis also promises "[r]obust mod support allows you to customize and extend your game experience."