Clearly Firaxis wasn’t enjoying Stellaris soaking in the glory of its 4X success, because publisher 2K has spoiled the party and announced Civilization VI. It’s been six years since the last mainline Civilization game, and Civ VI once more tasks players with building and expanding a great empire across huge maps.
From the sounds of things there’s a number of key changes for the sequel, including cities which physically expand and envelope more of map. Different districts of a city will operate on different tiles depending on population, with cities maxing out at 12 distinct districts.
“Sid Meier’s Civilization VI builds on the firm foundation of the Civilization franchise, and 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 Sid Meier’s Civilization VI an entirely unique experience while remaining true to what makes the Civilization series so special.”
Civilization VI is coming to PC on October 21st.