Sid Meier's Civilization VI makes history when it releases in October

Sid Meier's Civilization VI will soon teach us everything we though we knew about history is probably wrong when it releases this Fall.

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2K has announced Sid Meier’s Civilization VI will release on PC on October 21, 2016.

Civilization VI promises to offer new ways for players to engage with the world around them. A player’s empire will now spread across the map as each city spans multiple tiles, allowing players to custom build their cities in order to take full advantage of the local terrain. The title will also feature a dynamic diplomacy system, which will allow interactions between other civilizations to change over the course of the game.

Players can expect active research to unlock boosts that will advance your civilization’s progress through history, which can be done by simply allowing your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures. If you stumble onto an aggressive culture, you’ll be able to eradicate them easily as Civ VI now supports combined arms. Players can now add support units to other units, allowing anti-tank support to be embedded with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. In fact, similar units can also be combined to form a more powerful Corps unit.

Civilization VI is setting out to be a Civ game for all players as it’ll provide veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization, while new tutorial systems have been designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of the Civilization series. Once everyone is up to speed, players can get together and enjoy an enhanced multiplayer experience as co-op will now be supported, although the more traditional multiplayer modes will still be intact.

Civilization VI is scheduled to release on PC on October 21, 2016.

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    May 11, 2016 8:38 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Sid Meier's Civilization VI makes history when it releases in October

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      May 11, 2016 9:32 AM

      Another Civ? Wasn't there a new one, like, last year?

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        May 11, 2016 10:13 AM

        Beyond Earth came out in 2014, but the last mainline Civ game was 2010.

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          May 11, 2016 11:02 AM

          damn. Civ 5 was that long ago?

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      May 11, 2016 10:47 AM

      The only thing I want out of this one is good net code and dedicated servers for Pitboss.

      It sounds like unit stacking is back in. And not just back, but with different units in a stack. Sounds like it's kind of building on the unit upgrade system of Beyond Earth, though, so hopefully you don't get massively OP unit stacks.

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      May 11, 2016 12:02 PM

      I wasn't going to get excited about another civ game, but multi-tile cities is something that's bugged me for decades. DECADES. The boost then, though... sounds like too much influence from the f2p world to me.

      Better NOT be f2p.

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      May 11, 2016 12:36 PM

      i just turn calculation on a massive map to take less than 5 minutes in late games.

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      May 12, 2016 4:17 AM

      Not a fan of the art style, at all. Way too cartoony for me. I'll pass on this one.