Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Announced, Releasing October 21st

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has been announced and will be coming to PC on October 21st, 2016, 2K Games has announced. The game will be priced at £49.99 and is now available to pre-order on Steam.

The next game in the critically acclaimed strategy series will offer players new ways to interact with the world, expand their empire, and advance their culture. Civilization VI will also allow players to compete against the greatest leaders in history as they seek to build a civilization that can truly stand the test of time.

Civilization VI will add a range of new features to the game, including cities that physically expand across the map which introduce new opportunities in research and technology, as well as unlocking new ways to play the game.

Below are the new features added to 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 introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.

“Sid Meier’s Civilization games hold a reputation for defining the 4X gaming genre for the past 25 years,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K.

“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, which will provide the most detailed, beautiful and complete experience ever featured in a Civilization game.”

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