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    Fall 2010!

    2K Games Announces Sid Meier’s Civilization® V in Development at World Renowned Firaxis Games Studio
    Gaming’s most prolific strategy franchise takes the PC experience to new heights this fall

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization® V, the newest entry from the genre-defining strategy-based franchise, is currently in development at Firaxis Games for PC. Civilization V reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up for this flagship edition of the Civilization franchise. Players are introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience[Does this mean a couch is required?] providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

    “Each new version of Civilization presents exciting challenges for our team”
    Civilization V takes this definitive strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire. The brand new engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ experience than ever, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time. Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield. In addition to the new gameplay features debuting in Civilization V, an extensive suite of community, modding and multiplayer elements will also make an appearance.

    “Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise has been recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all time with millions of units sold worldwide,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Civilization V takes the franchise further by offering players a more immersive experience with deeper strategies; heightened tactical combat; vast, realistic landscapes to explore, battle over and claim as their own; and an in-game community hub where Civ fans can share content and compete against each other without leaving the game. This marks a new era that will forever change the franchise responsible for sleep deprivation and reduced productivity for nearly two decades.”

    “Each new version of Civilization presents exciting challenges for our team,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “Thankfully, ideas on how to bring new and fun experiences to Civ players never seem to stop flowing. From fully animated leaders and realistic landscapes, new combat tactics, expanded diplomacy and shared mods, we’re excited for players to see the new vision our team at Firaxis has brought to the series.”

    In addition to Civilization V, Firaxis Games is also currently developing Sid Meier’s Civilization® Network™, a Civ game for Facebook. With Sid Meier leading design, Civilization Network will offer yet another option for world domination to both the casual gamer and the biggest fans of the series. It’s another way to access the famously addictive world of Civilization.

    For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization V, please visit To find out more about Sid Meier’s Civilization Network visit

    :icon_eek: Alright this is now my most hyped game.
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    Re: Civilization 5 annouced.

    Can't wait :)


    • #3
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      Great news. But still, I find it amusing that they are just now introducing a hex grid, and bragging about it.
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        Re: Civilization 5 annouced.

        woohoo!! :D

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        • #5
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          Civilization V takes this definitive strategy game series in new directions with the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy
          While I too am pleased to hear the announcement of a new generation Civ game, I had to giggle at this statement. I remember playing the Mech Warrior board game in the 80s and it too had hexagon tiles... welcome back to the 20th century. :p


          • #6
            Re: Civilization 5 annouced.

            They do seem to be touting it as some kind of new idea, even though games have been doing it for more than 20 years...


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            • #7
              Re: Civilization 5 annouced.

              Ohmanohmanohman! Civilization is my favorite game series of (cue Kanye) ALL TIME!

              I'm not even close to being tired of Civ IV. This is awesome news!




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