The Civilization collection has been with us so lengthy that it may well generally really feel like a part of the furnishings. A recreation comes out, is performed for years, one other follows, repeat till the warmth dying of the universe. But it surely has really been a really very long time because the final recreation!
Right here’s a timeline of the primary releases within the collection:
Civilization II (1996)
Civilization III (2001)
Civilization IV (2005)
Civilization V (2010)
Civilization VI (2016)
As you possibly can see, that is at the moment the longest stretch we’ve had between video games in Civilization historical past, at seven years and counting. It’s a drought that has been pronounced lately; whereas Firaxis have been doing stuff like releasing chief packs as DLC, Civ VI itself has develop into a drained outdated factor, and has discovered its place atop the 4X technique pile challenged by every little thing from Stellaris to Humankind.
Maybe sensing this, the collection’ Twitter account posted this over the weekend:
The rational a part of me is aware of this was the case. It might have been the case, to some extent, not lengthy after Civ VI shipped all these years in the past. That’s simply how these long-running collection go, as quickly as one recreation is finished, even after they get/want long-running help like Civ VI has acquired, there’s anyone writing down notes for what comes subsequent.
The emotional a part of me, in the meantime, is ecstatic. Like lots of you I’ve been a fan of this collection for all times, and like lots of you (or so the vibes appear) I’ve grown more and more despairing of Civ VI, a recreation that originally appeared to attempt some genuinely fascinating issues to set it aside from its predecessors, however which has finally fallen prey to an obsession with its district-improvement meta, that has come on the expense of extra essential stuff like enemy AI and fight.
I do know this isn’t a correct announcement. There’s not even a Civilization VII brand to slap on that tweet. But it surely does at the least publicly herald that Civ VI’s days are lastly coming to a detailed, and that it’s hopefully not too lengthy earlier than we see one thing that exhibits us how the collection plans to deal with its fourth decade of existence.
UPDATE: Good tweet:
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