Civilization VI Announced With October 2016 Release

A new Civilization is in the works by Firaxis Games. Called Civilization VI, it's ambitious and pretty.

After several expansions, Civilization V has been regarded as a true masterpiece. In order to push the series forward, Firaxis Games looked at feedback from its previous release, and from there decided where the most attention was needed. Some notable areas of improvement are gameplay intuitiveness, visual quality, and diplomacy. Civilization VI has systems in the pipeline that could make it the best game in the franchise in each of these key areas, which would be a huge accomplishment if executed correctly.

Civilization VI will incorporate all the following features:



See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain. 


Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures. 


Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations. 


Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units. 


In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session. 


Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.

Civilization VI will debut on October 21st exclusively for PC.