Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri to be Revived by EA?

Electronic Arts may be preparing to revive the classic turn-based strategy game, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. The publisher filed two trademark applications for Alpha Centauri “entertainment services, providing an on-line computer game,” [1] and Alpha Centauri “computer game software.” [2]

According to a report on GameSpot, the publisher filed the applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office on August 1.

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri is heralded as one of the best turn-based strategy games, and 4X titles of all time. Originally designed as the spiritual successor to Civilization II by Brian Reynolds and Sid Meier, the game was followed up with an expansion Alien Crossfire. Both games were released in 1998. Alpha Centauri is considered to be one of the most intellectual titles to date, with sophisticated gameplay and equally well-written characters who lead the game’s various factions.

If you’re interested in playing Alpha Centauri, you can grab it from Good Old Games, which runs on modern PCs.