Fireaxis have announced the next Civilization game. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will have the player assembling a cultural identity and crafting their colony before exploring and settling a new world.
"Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, lead your people into a new frontier, explore and colonize an alien planet and create a new civilization in space. A New Beginning for Mankind is coming Fall/Autumn 2014."