Mobile ringtones as a pre-order bonus? That’s convincing!
On a more serious note, I’m not sure what to expect here. I played two (long) games of Europa Universalis IV before getting bored of waiting for some arbitrary points-total to increase (I think it was Military, Diplomacy and Government or somesuch), and playing Crusader Kings always felt like watching that late night TV show everyone seems to think is the funniest thing ever and not getting the joke.
I suppose I’ll keep an eye on this, anyway. I quite like the sci-fi setting for large strategy games, but wasn’t sufficiently impressed with the latest Civilization to buy that, and the Endless series seems to have only really flourished when it made the jump to the more fantasy-like Legend theme.