E3 2013: Latest Civilization V: Brave New World looks to diplomacy
Posted: 14.06.2013 16:00 by Simon Priest Comments: 9
The Brave New World expansion to Civilization V adds a number of new features and mechanic overhauls fans are clamouring for, and now the latest trailer examines the changes to diplomatic affairs.

World Congress is introduced and the team expand the ways to achieve diplomatic victories. Resolutions can have wide impacts on the world's civilizations, so alliances are crucial.

City state relations can gain you delegates, which in turn gain you votes when these resolution proposals are brought before the leaders at the World Congress.

Civilization V: Brave New World releases on PC July 9th in the US, 12th worldwide.

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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 14, 2013
Actually, instead of this new expansion (*yawn*...excuse me) I would have thought "Civ VI" should on on my release calendar. Fraxis are getting more like Blizzard now.
By Voqar (SI Core Member) on Jun 14, 2013
I'm not bored with Civ 5 and this expac is tweaking and adding quite a bit. I'm looking forward to this xpac. I was kind of bored with IV when 5 came along. I was playing FFH more than Civ IV itself in the end (by then I thought FFH was better than Civ IV itself).

The dev cycle for 5 is about the same as for IV. This could be the last xpac, completing the game. So maybe VI will be the next thing we hear about civ-wise.

Based on how Firaxis mutilated XCOM (XCOM:EU isn't a *bad* game but it doesn't measure up to the originals in terms of replay value, randomness, and depth, which is a bummer since I think the tactical mechanics are pretty slick) and how so much development now is console first, and even Sid himself is more into designing smaller scale games for tablets and phones, I almost dread seeing what they do with Civ in the future.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 14, 2013
Good for you, Voqar. I am well over "Civ V", but that's me. The Dev cycle for "V" HAS been lot longer than "IV", but I was bored with "Civ IV" after only a day of playing it. After one full game, the rest was rinse-and-repeat. Tweak "V" all you like, but the bottom line is this will really only appeal to either long term fans, or zealots, and those new to the game.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 14, 2013
I can't wait for this expansion.
By anandus (SI Newbie) on Jun 14, 2013
Don't forget that Civ 5 is only two-and-a-half years old. Civ-games gernerally have a turnaround time of five years, so it's not strange that there's another expansion (and maybe a third in the future).

Isn't it the case that instead of Firaxis being 'more and more like Blizzard', that it's more that your expectancy is based on games like Call of Duty and such which each year have a new game out?

I'd rather have a game being reiterated over and imporved through the years then a new game every year that has the depth of a shallow puddle.
I also can't wait for this expansion. The 'second half' of the game (post-renaissance) has always been the achilles heel of the game (just clicking 'next turn' all the time and out of sheer boredom starting a war) and I'm very glad that they've tried to make that part of the game more dynamic and engaging.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 14, 2013
I am actually going to agree with Anandus on this one, I find it's perfectly alright to let a game mature a little before scrapping it and going for the next one.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 17, 2013
I just think they had one idea for Civ 5, and realized it didn't work as well as they thought it would.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 17, 2013
I go with Jonah on this, as I was not much impressed by "Civ V" to begin with. A clean and attractive interface is about all I felt it had going for it, so to let it mature for me is like allowing vinegar to mature. It just gets older.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 17, 2013
Having been a PC gamer since 1979 I'm a little insulted that you would liken me to the "CoD" generation of junk game fixes. I, as with many others, raise strong and vocal objections to annual (anal) releases, even EA Sports, so to say that I fall into this "expectant" category is bordering on insult.
*slaps face with glove and draws sword*