Galactic Civilizations II won't be released until 2006! But users who pre-order the game (or have an active TotalGaming.net subscription) will be able to start playing the beta in a few months to tell us what they think!
It is through pre-orders that Stardock is able to afford to have such a long beta cycle where users get to make sure the final game is what they need. It is also through pre-orders that Stardock maintains its independence from large publishers.
Pre-Order by clicking [HERE].