Update 8/15/14: Gamescom sale anyone? This pre-order deal on Beyond Earth just resurfaced and its now 25% off! Expires next week on August 18.
While just about every AAA title releasing this fall i.e. Batman: Arkham Knight and Dragon Age: Inquisition are getting pre-order DLC bonuses, the same can’t be say of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Good or bad, thus far there are no announced DLCs or pre-order bonuses mentioned on the PC digital edition of the highly anticipated
RTS turn-based strategy game (that’s probably a good thing for those of us that abhor Day 1 DLCs).
While the price starts out at a modest $49.99, you won’t get any snazzy costumes or bonus missions for ordering early… but why not some cold hard cash incentive for Beyond Earth?
The game is now available at UK-based digital retailer Green Man Gaming with a nice 25% off coupon discount, taking a rare $10 off the $49.99 list price.
Four step process to complete your October gaming marathon pre-order:
- Click to get Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth for $37.50
- At checkout use code: HEA34T-3L03RY-JLXOOR
- Wait three months
- Get your Steam key via email and add to your library
The coupon code at Green Man Gaming has been extended, but ends soon! While you’ll receive a confirmation of purchase from GMG, you won’t get a game key until we get closer to the official October 24th launch date.
Being a highly anticipated Sid Meier’s title, it’s not likely we’ll see discounts post launch. At least for a month after launch, AAA titles like this aren’t likely to see price drop (and if they do, they’re not selling well). With a 4 year gap between this and Civilzation V – fans of the franchise are crossing their fingers that Firaxis will get this game just right.
Update 7/18: Previously we accidentally had listed Beyond Earth as an RTS title (vs turn base), essentially losing all Civ fan cred in one fell swoop. Oops. Pretty silly goof there!