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4X Stardock CEO thinks Civilization VI will be released in 2016

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Spectacle, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Spectacle Arcane

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    I just found this blog post by Stardock's Brad Wardell where he claims inside knowledge of upcoming 4X's, including an unannounced Civ 6:

    http://forums.galciv3.com/?aid=474109

    It's been a while since Civ 5 so it's not implausible that we get a new Civilization game, but this sounds highly speculative. Wardell seems to be rather sure though, so it's worth discussing. Maybe he does have magic gamedev CEO divination powers.

    However it is I hope that Firaxis has realized that 1UPT was a huge mistake.
     
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  2. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    This close to release, they'd be hyping the shit out of it, since that's what sells modern games. So I doubt it. If it was in the works, 2H2017 would be more plausible. 1H2017 at the earliest.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Maybe Bethesda-style "complete radio silence until six months before release" is the new normal.
     
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  4. deuxhero Arcane

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    But will it be better than Civilization 5 with the Brave New World expansion pack?
     
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  5. Malakal Arcane

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    Not hard to achieve.
     
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  6. Hellraiser Arcane

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    We're talking about Firaxis, the same one that gave us Civ: Beyond Earth. Knowing them they'll axe the tech tree and just replace it with a tech progress bar that unlocks units and buildings.
     
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  7. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    For Civilization: Beyond Earth, the announcement was in April and the release in October. You could of course say, that a mod doesn't need an extensive media campaign. (I just checked, Civ 5 was announced in February and released September.)
     
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  8. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    But for Firaxis? Nigh impossible.
     
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  9. Eirikur Arcane Patron

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    I'm so starved for sci-fi TBS games that I'm actually playing Beyond Earth: Rising Tide now. Stellaris can't come soon enough.
     
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  10. Polanski Educated

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    But neither of those are RTS.. Did you consider Starcraft II?
    (just being a dick, you probably mean TBS)
     
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  11. Space Satan Arcane

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    Anyway, ANYTHING will be better than CivV, which is the bottom of the franchize, sharing it with beyond Earth.
     
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  12. Nahel Erudite

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    After CIV 5, i am not sure it is a really good news....
     
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  13. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    Civ IV was the last Civilization game. Accept it and move on with your lives.
     
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  14. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Why would they stop making a franchise that nets them tens of millions of dollars?
     
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  15. Nahel Erudite

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    Total War and Firaxis used to compete to make awesome strategy games...Now they compete to do the greatest decline and screw their consumers! And they make more money as ever...
    :negative:
     
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  16. tindrli Arcane

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    i want a new Sid Meier's Pirates!!!!!!!
     
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  17. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    I never got the hate for Civ V. Is because it finally had combat that is not just stack vs stack?
    I liked that change.
    Sure the game had bugs and crappy AI at relase but after DLCs etc it's pretty fine imo
     
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  18. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    And the neutered, nonsensical diplomacy, plus shitty watered down religions & espionage.
     
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  19. flyingjohn Arcane

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    The ai makes the game unplayable for both combat and diplomacy,there is only one way to play the game without gimping yourself(thanks to tech tree and social policies inbalance),those are pretty big problems for any single player 4x game.
     
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  20. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    I've still to find a 4x with good AI though.. GalCiv2 was decent I guess after all the patching but still exploitable.
     
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  21. Malakal Arcane

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    If spending hundreds of turns doing nothing is your thing then maybe. Because thats what happens in civ5, you click end turn repeatedly and nothing ever happens.
     
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  22. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    It's just a technical limitation of an outdated concept. Reliable sources say that in Civ6 "End Turn" will be replaced with an "Awesome" button and combat will become more visceral.
     
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  23. Perkel Arcane

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    Get civ4 core gameplay, improve diplomacy, work on AI to be more humanlike (make mistakes, play long targets), no unit stack from Civ5, Civ3, double cost of units + "quick policies" that will give you ability to muster some army at expense of long therm profits like in EU
     
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    SoD complains are triggering me every fuckin time,it's like "No denying in LoL made for better game,coz I'm fuckin casual" argument.
     
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  25. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    What do you consider more casual in this metaphor, SoD or actual units with placement importance etc? I honestly don't get it, not trying to be edgy
     
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