Stardock has just confirmed that they're working hard on Galactic Civilizations III. The game will be appearing exclusively on 64-bit PCs, and will continue in the tradition of the the series' 4X roots.
Once again players will be tasked with heading up a space-based civilisation, and expanding their empire across the galaxy, dealing with those that cross your path.
There's already a Founder's Edition that players can pay for now, which will grant early access to the beta, and a Founder's Elite Edition that costs $99.99 and includes all future DLC and the opportunity to name a star in the game.
"The move to 64-bit architecture heralds a new era of game development at Stardock," said Stardock's Derek Paxton. "The technology allows players to experience a level of graphical detail and on-screen activity unprecedented in large-scale strategy PC games. It dramatically increases the size and scope of the maps, and opens the door for modders to add a virtually unlimited amount of new content to the game."
No firm dates have been announced as to when eager players will be able to get their hands-on the strategy sequel.