In its latest, unyielding attempt to subvert societal productivity, 2K Games has announced Sid Meier's Civilization V
, the latest entry in the venerable strategy series. Set to debut on PC this Fall, Civilization V
brings "an astonishing new engine" to the polite, turn-based proceedings and promises to excel the franchise with "the introduction of hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire." Most hexcellent news indeed.
"Each new version of Civilization presents exciting challenges for our team," said Sid Meier of Sid Meier's Civilization
fame. '"Thankfully, ideas on how to bring new and fun experiences to Civ players never seem to stop flowing. From fully animated leaders and realistic landscapes, new combat tactics, expanded diplomacy and shared mods, we're excited for players to see the new vision our team at Firaxis has brought to the series."
And expect to share your vision with others, as 2K notes that Civilization V
will feature an "extensive suite" of community, modding and multiplayer components. It just wouldn't be an accurate model of civilization if you couldn't diplomatically destroy your online friends.