I had major plans from October through December of this year. Vacations, get-togethers, and finishing my 10,000 page autobiography I Game Therefore I Am, all will just have to wait. Civilization VI has a release date of October 21, 2016, according to this new and majestic announcement trailer. Real life therefore will cease for me, and in the coming months I will attempt to unsuccessfully sway my wife’s favor into letting me build a working toilet into my office chair.
For those living under a rock, or just came out of a time machine and turned on a computer for the first time, Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise is one of the more compelling 4x strategy games. Based on the historical progress of human civilizations of the past, present, and beyond. This latest edition will feature new diplomatic and empire expansion ideas. Cities will span multiple tiles, players can customize the look and growth of each city tile expansion. This will allow better terrain use, your empire expands. Diplomacy will be more dynamic, and perhaps a touch more historically accurate. Primitive civilizations will be more warlike, while modern civilizations will seek alliances and other political advantages instead of direct confrontations. Combat is being enhanced by allowing units to be combined. Anti-tank with infantry, or archers with warriors, multiple units will even be able to form new powerful “Corps”.
In the meantime, this announcement trailer will provide an excellent accompaniment as we mull over these new series changes: