Hear It From Sean Bean: 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' Announced for 2016

Posted Wed May 11, 2016 at 08:34 AM PDT by
Sid Meir's Civilization VI news

Will be shown off at E3.

It's been 25 years since the debut of 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI,' and 2K Games has chosen to recognize this milestone by announcing (with the help of Sean Bean) a brand new 'Civilization' game. 

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' is set to launch on PC on October 21st. Several important aspects of the series will be heightened in this new release. For example, cities will now be multi-tile, player made things. Likewise, individual units will be customizable via embedding of supports units.

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' screen

From Firaxis Lead Designer Ed Beach, "Sid Meier’s Civilization VI builds on the firm foundation of the Civilization franchise, and we’ve added many exciting new elements. The visual presentation of the game is inspired by the maps and tools of the Age of Exploration, and we’ve made several key gameplay changes such as expansive cities and active research that makes Sid Meier’s Civilization VI an entirely unique experience while remaining true to what makes the Civilization series so special."

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' screen

From 2K, here some of the key features for 'Civilization VI':

EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city 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 civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late 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;

A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory.

While 'Civilization VI' will debut as a PC only title, it's reasonable to expect that a Mac version will follow, likely before the end of the year. 2K will be showing of 'Civilization VI' at E3, so stay tuned from impressions thereof.

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' screen

While 'Civilization VI' is set at $59.99, 2K has also announced the 'Civilization VI Digital Deluxe Edition,' includes the game, a 25th Anniversary digital soundtrack, as well as "access to four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount."

You can find the latest info on 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Firaxis

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