Civilization Series News


Civilization: Beyond Earth explores a free Steam weekend today

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 13, 2015 10:50am PDT

In anticipation of the upcoming Rising Tide expansion, 2K Games and Firaxis have opened the door for a free Civilization: Beyond Earth weekend on Steam.


Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide trailer highlights amphibious adventure

By Daniel Perez, Jul 22, 2015 8:01am PDT

A new trailer for the Rising Tide expansion shows off much of what we can expect from the upcoming DLC, including new factions, units, and more.


Civilization: Beyond Earth dives into the Rising Tide with E3 walkthrough video

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2015 10:05am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth is months away from getting its first expansion. With that in mind, 2K and Firaxis have released the full E3 2015 walkthrough video to show off some of its new features.


Civilization: Beyond Earth update prepares for Starships' arrival

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 11:45am PST

The latest update for Civilization: Beyond Earth is addressing several aspects of the Firaxis strategy game, including trading routes and Wonder effects. However, it will also prepare for the incoming arrival of Sid Meier's Starships by adding in a connectivity feature.


"Some nice changes. It sounds like they made a bunch of the Wonders more worthwhile."

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Civilization 5 gets a free week on Steam prior to Beyond Earth

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2014 11:48am PDT

It's a long wait before Civilization: Beyond Earth hits this week. So why not play Civ V in the meantime?


"I hope you bought it with the expansions, the base game (which is the only free-to-play part) is ..."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth intro cinematic searches for hope

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2014 11:15am PDT

2K and Firaxis have released the opening cinematic for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, in which humanity begins its search for a new home.


Firaxis lead designers discuss Civilization: Beyond Earth's desert-like arid biome

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 25, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Earth-like lush biome won't be the only one available to explore in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently spoke with Firaxis lead designers Will Miller & David McDonough to talk about the desert-like arid biome.


"What? Not even something like a "Petra" World wonder as in CIV V? No buildings or special ..."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming in October

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 7:54am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth, the futurist take on the long-running strategy franchise, has set a landing date. 2K Games announced today that it will come to PC on October 24 for $49.99.


"of all the things to like about AC, unit customization was one aspect i did not care for"

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PSA: Civilization 5 on SteamOS (and on sale)

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2014 8:48am PDT

Civilization 5 is now available on SteamOS and Linux, and it's on sale for a hefty discount for a limited time as well.


Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth preview: boldly going

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's time to blast off into parts unknown in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with the Civilization series' jump into the future.


"Well, it it really just Civ5 in space? I'm not surethat is enough to make me buy it. "

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Civilization: Beyond Earth takes the series into the future

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 12, 2014 9:00am PDT

Firaxis revealed a brand new game in the Civilization series at PAX East today. Dubbed "Beyond Earth," the latest entry in the franchise takes the series into the future.


"I wonder if it's going to have space exploration or it's going to be one planet only like Alpha ..."

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Civilization 5 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown get Complete Editions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Games is working on a pair of Complete Editions for Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The former will release tomorrow, while the latter arrives on March 4 with XCOM: Enemy Within packed in.


"They could just call it something else. Planetfall or Rigel Kentaurus would be good options. "

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Civilization 5 'Scrambled' map packs announced

By Steve Watts, Oct 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have announced two new "Scrambled" Civilization 5 map packs inspired by the Scramble for Africa scenario in Brave New World. One is available now, and the other is coming November 5.


You can play Civilization 5 as Beavis & Butthead

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT

One intrepid modder has produced the leaders Civilization 5 clearly always needed: Beavis and Butthead.


"Oil deposits are replaced by natural gas. Biology and Steam Power on the tech tree become ..."

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Civilization Online adapts Sid Meier series into MMO

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 1:30pm PDT

XLGames has announced Civilization Online, an MMORPG that uses the broad strokes of Civ, but puts you in the shoes of a single citizen.


"I do wonder how the buildings progress while these hundreds of people construct. Hopefully they ..."

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