The Revolution was televised, and it was pretty all right, we guess. But now Sid Meier’s up to his old tricks again, and we couldn’t be happier. No more “Revolutions,” no more Facebook games. Just a good old-fashioned numbered installment in the Civ series that’s being built from the ground up as a PC exclusive.
“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.”
Which is all great. But you know what’s even better? Hex grids, which apparently allow for “deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.”
Hexagon tiles, incidentally, strike us as a bit of an odd feature to promote front-and-center when you’re announcing a new game. There’s no middle ground. Either you’re an average “everyday” gamer who only delves into turn-based strategy when a new Civ game comes out, in which case, you have no idea what Talk-Two’s taking about. Er, Take-Two’s talking about. Or you’re a hardcore strategy buff, in which case you’re sexually aroused right now.
But that’s neither here nor there. And sadly, neither is any more info on Civ V. We’ll keep you posted.