Civilization goes Next-Gen

I meant to add this yesterday, but I forgot about it and started doing other stuff…

Sid Meier said,

Civilization Revolution is the game I’ve always wanted to make! We are excited to take advantage of the power of next generation consoles and the ingenuity of handhelds, to create a great and unique strategy game for newcomers to the series, as well as the millions of fans around the world who enjoy Civilization on the PC.

Civilization Revolution

I must admit, I like this kind of game, kinda like The Settlers and stuff like that, I’m not a big fan of strategy games, but I am quite partial to what’s known as ‘God games’.

CleopatraSome of the key features that will resonate with fans of strategy games and the Civilization franchise include 16 civilizations to master and lead to victory, an array of famous historical leaders to play as or compete against, and accessible maps and streamlined time scale for quicker games, intense combat, and constant action. In online multiplayer mode, players will compete for world conquest and glory among their peers as they battle in teams, head-to-head or epic free-for-all matches.

In addition, auto-matching, ranked games, leaderboards, achievements, downloadable extra content and integrated video and voice chat make the online play more versatile and fun than any previous version of Civilization and will allow players to see where they stand against the competition. Finally, the position of ruler of the world can be settled online.

Sounds good to me, the only thing I’m not that keen on with these kind of games on consoles is that they really need a mouse to play, not a pad. I think if the Xbox 360 (for example) had a mouse and keyboard, these kind of games would sell loads due to not everyone having a PC capable of running the latest Civ type games.

Anyway, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution will be released in spring 2008 for ‘next generation consoles’ and handhelds, if you want more info, visit www.civilization.com.

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