While hotly anticipated, Firaxis' Civilization: Beyond Earth didn't quite live up to the hype upon release, leaving players desperate for some sort of sci-fi 4X goodness. The developer looks like it wants to address that need with its recently announced title, Sid Meier's Starhships. In this clip, a panel featuring Meier at PAX South explains the motivations behind Starships, as well as providing a hefty chunk of gameplay.