Fans of the long dormant Civilization series, it's been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over.
Civilization VI is on its way. Its arrival date? October 21.
What originally seemed like an announcement saved for next year came sooner than expected. Nothing managed to leak about this development. In all honesty, it's quite shocking to see Firaxis Games churn out another sequel so soon, I half-expected them to put out more expansions for Beyond Earth before even thinking of a true sequel to Civilization V.
Regardless, I'm more than excited.
Aesthetically, it doesn't look too bad at all.
Since the trailer's release, the game's Steam page has been updated with a whole heap of features can be seen. Combined Arms appears to be an attempt to provide limited multi-unit interaction without completely reintroducing stacks of doom. This will be interested to see in implementation.
Civilization VI aims to give players new ways to engage with the world. Cities now physically expand across multiple tiles, and research and technology unlock potentials not found in previous titles. There also seems to be an enhanced combat design and multiplayer mode.
EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city now spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization's progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
- DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY:
Interactions with other
change over the course of the game, from primitive first
where conflict is a fact of life, to
game alliances and negotiations.
COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the "one unit per tile" design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful "Corps" units.
ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
Civilization VI will provide players with new ways to tune their civilizations.
Future updates regarding the game can be found on the official Civilization website. In the mean-time, I'll be enjoying Civilization V, adding in a couple more hours into my already embarrassing amount of time.
Civilization VI can be pre-purchased now for $59.99. The Deluxe Edition is $79.99.