Sid Meier’s Civilization VI set for release Oct. 21
The game is celebrating its 25th anniversary
Sid Meier’s Civilization celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, but the game itself is just now bringing out its sixth edition. Civilization VI, the next entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise, is currently in development for PC and will be released worldwide on Oct. 21.
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K, said, “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the silver anniversary of our longest-running franchise than launching the eagerly anticipated Sid Meier’s Civilization VI."
In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, cities will physically expand across the map to create new, deep strategic layers, active research in technology and culture will unlock new potential ways to play and the large variety of leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical character traits as players race to achieve victory however they choose to play.
"We’ve added many exciting new elements,” said Ed Beach, lead designer at Firaxis Games. “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 the video game an entirely unique experience while remaining true to what makes the Civilization series so special.”
The makers are planning four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders.