The first Civilization 6 gameplay has been released

The first Civilization 6 gameplay has been released

The first Civilization 6 gameplay has been released

The first Civilization 6 gameplay has been released


The first Civilization 6 gameplay has been released, showcasing a lot of the changes that will be made to the newest iteration of the series, including how the games city building mechanics have changed. 

In Civilization 6 building will not be located inside the city, but in the tiles surrounding it, meaning that your city is no longer just a single tile, opening up the option for raiding armies and barbarians to do a lot more damage than in previous games. 

The video also showcases the updated graphics and "personality" of foreign leaders, allowing players to sense the opposing AI's mood and thoughts towards you much easier, making your opponents feel much more like people rather than coded machines. 



Each historical leader will still have their own personal agenda, but Civilisation VI wants to have foreign power act in a way that the player can understand and relate to, but at the same time offer a different experience each time you play the game.  

City location has also become much more important, as certain locations will give players specific bonuses when researching some technologies or building certain wonders. For example, coastal cities will offer a bonus when you Civilisation is researching maritime technologies. 


The first Civilization 6 gameplay has been released


The game will be built on a whole new engine, one that will no doubt take advantage of a modern graphical API like Vulkan or DirectX 12, given Firaxis' support of AMD's Mantle API in Civilization: Beyond Earth. 

The new engine will give the game a much brighter and more detailed aesthetic, but also give AI characters a lot more personality and animation, which will allow players to better judge their mood and mindset.  

With the last numbered release in 2010 and the fan reception of the space bases Beyond Earth spin off being fairly mixed, it makes sense for Firaxis to focus on what made fans of the series love Civilization V. 

Civilization VI will be releasing on PC on October 21st, 2016. Currently, pre-orders cost £49.99 for the standard version and £69.99 for the Digital Deluxe edition


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25-05-2016, 14:04:03

Looks really good considering it's still probably early alpha. Should be easy for an expierenced Civ player to get the hang of it with many similarities to V. Eager for this game
Also.. can't shake the feeling they mad that US guy more on the fat side on purposeQuote

25-05-2016, 14:45:02

just watched Quill18's overview of what's what as he's been to play it, alot of changes coming in gameQuote

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