Civilization V: Brave New World trailer highlights World Congress

While we were distracted gushing over horseback stealth and hair dragons last week during E3, 2K Games quietly released another Civilization V: Gods & Kings trailer. Now that we've had time to see it, hey, it's a short but interesting look at one of the expansion's big new features: the World Congress and its new diplomatic win.

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While we were distracted gushing over horseback stealth and hair dragons last week during E3, 2K Games quietly released another Civilization V: Brave New World trailer. Now that we've had time to see it, hey, it's a short but interesting look at one of the expansion's big new features: the World Congress and its new diplomatic win.

The World Congress is a United Nations analogue where every civilization gets together to vote on resolutions. These include hosting the International Games, enacting trade embargoes, banning particular luxury resources, taxing armies, and stopping the construction of nuclear weapons. They can also build things like the International Space Station together.

At a certain point, seemingly once the Information Era is reached, every civilization will vote for a leader of the world at the World Congress. If any one civ wins, they win the game. Huzzah!

Do check out the trailers focused on Brave New World's culture and tourism, trade routes, and policies and ideologies too, if you haven't already. The expansion launches for PC on July 9.

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    June 17, 2013 12:55 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Civilization V: Gods & Kings trailer highlights World Congress.

    While we were distracted gushing over horseback stealth and hair dragons last week during E3, 2K Games quietly released another Civilization V: Gods & Kings trailer. Now that we've had time to see it, hey, it's a short but interesting look at one of the expansion's big new features: the World Congress and its new diplomatic win.

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      June 17, 2013 1:12 PM

      Brave New World?

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      June 17, 2013 1:13 PM

      Is the the part where they add Pitboss?

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        June 17, 2013 1:18 PM

        Supposedly, but I am still skeptical. I'm feeling a little slighted / ENTITLED GAMER about the whole thing.

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          June 17, 2013 1:20 PM

          I thought they said the new multiplayer modes would be patched in for all versions of the game?

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              June 17, 2013 1:46 PM

              you cant trust that 2K Greg!

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                June 17, 2013 1:49 PM

                More recent confirmation: http://forums.pcgamingwiki.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=210#p673

                KD: "Dennis, what can you tell us about multiplayer?"

                DS: "Well we've got a full multiplayer team for this expansion, which is really nice, and they attacked a few different options. We've done a lot of polish, a lot of bug-fixing. We've got some new turn modes. We've got an observer mode so you can go in and watch a game. We've got sequential turn mode. We've got a hybrid mode, that actually lets you all play at the same time, but when combat occurs, stuff like that, it actually switches to turn mode and then goes back to regular at the same time it would after it's done. And obviously, the long, long-awaited pitboss. So there's a lot of great things that are coming out, and it's not just for Brave New World, those are going to be patched into all versions of the game, so whether it's base game, Gods and Kings, Brave New World, it's coming out for all of them."

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                  June 17, 2013 1:59 PM

                  huzzah!

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                  June 17, 2013 2:29 PM

                  So that's twice that a developer has said Pitboss would be coming. The first time they backpedaled and said the dev spoke out of turn. What's the new excuse?

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                    June 17, 2013 2:40 PM

                    well that one is just from mid-April. at least let them release the product before bashing?

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                      June 17, 2013 8:00 PM

                      I did, bought it on release day. Your attempt to cheerlead for them falls on deaf ears around here.

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                    June 17, 2013 2:44 PM

                    Does it even matter at this point? It's 3 years late. I am writing off the entire 5 game and hoping they are working on Civilization 6: Learn From History Edition.

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                      June 17, 2013 3:15 PM

                      I really hope they release 6 with a full complement of multiplayer modes on day 1.

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                      June 17, 2013 4:13 PM

                      Why? Civ V is a great game, they just need a good multiplayer infrastructure.

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          June 17, 2013 1:47 PM

          I'll believe it when I see it

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        June 17, 2013 1:20 PM

        OverlordUT lied, watcherxp cried

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        June 17, 2013 2:08 PM

        I absolutely refuse to buy this unless pitboss is included.

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          June 17, 2013 2:16 PM

          good news! you can not buy it and still get pitboss!

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            June 17, 2013 2:19 PM

            But if the game had pitboss I'd probably buy the DLC anyway because that means I'd be playing it!

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      June 17, 2013 1:18 PM

      Gods & Kings s/b Brave New World

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      June 17, 2013 1:31 PM

      Oh son of a gun.

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        June 17, 2013 1:33 PM

        E3 may pass in a week, but the brain fog takes a month.

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        June 17, 2013 1:56 PM

        At least you didn't refer to Mirror's Edge as a "parker" game.

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