2K Announces Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI Launching October 21, 2016

Latest installment in the multi award-winning Civilization franchise
offers thrilling new ways to build an empire to stand the test of time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2K and
Firaxis Games are excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary
of the Civilization series by announcing that Sid Meier’s
Civilization® VI
, the next entry in the award-winning turn-based
strategy franchise, is currently in development for PC. Sid
Meier’s Civilization VI
will offer players new ways to interact
with their world, expand their empire across the map, advance their
culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a
civilization to stand the test of time.


“Sid Meier’s Civilization games hold a reputation for defining
the 4X gaming genre for the past 25 years,” said Christoph Hartmann,
President of 2K. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the silver
anniversary of our longest-running franchise than launching the eagerly
anticipated Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, which will
provide the most detailed, beautiful and complete experience ever
featured in a Civilization game.”

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI sets another milestone in the Civilization
franchise, which has sold-in over 34 million units worldwide and
changed the gaming landscape by bringing the strategy genre to
unparalleled heights. In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI,
cities will physically expand across the map to create new, deep
strategic layers, active research in technology and
culture will unlock new potential ways to play; and the large variety of
leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical
character traits as players race to achieve victory however they choose
to play.

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.”

Key features of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI include:

  • EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: 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;
  • ACTIVE RESEARCH: 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;
  • DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: 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;
  • COMBINED ARMS: 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;
  • ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: 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;
  • A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran
    players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest
    chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new
    players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily
    get started on a path to victory.

Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI is not yet rated by the ESRB,
is available for pre-order now on Windows PC, and will be released
worldwide on October 21, 2016 for $59.99/£49.99/€59.99. Expand your
empire further with the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe Edition, which
includes the full base game, the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack,
and access to four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps,
scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount.

Come see Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI at 2K’s E3 booth, #
1601, South Hall.

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, visit
www.civilization.com,
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and Instagram
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Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

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