View Full Version : Civilization 5 enters 'Brave New World' with expansion pack this summer

March 16th, 2013, 23:34
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History can't be stopped and neither can developer Firaxis' Civilization 5 (http://www.joystiq.com/game/civilization-v)expansion packs, with "Brave New World" arriving this summer for Mac and PC. This is the second "massive expansion" for the strategy game, following last year's excellent "Gods & Kings," (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/18/civilization-5-gods-and-kings-review/) which added religion and espionage to the mix. Brave New World's big features are trade networks and ideology.

"Right at the beginning there are trade routes," Firaxis producer Dennis Shirk told us. "Caravans go back and forth in trade routes. Barbarians can attack them spawning more barbarians. Other players can attack to disrupt trade during wartime." Players will also have a button to easily display an overlay of trade routes in the game.

Another major addition to gameplay is that when the industrial and modern eras roll around, ideology comes into play. "We just wanted to have that culture game be as engaging as the military victory," said Shirk. "Before it was just a really passive game style."

Ideology will be used to enhance the experience of the cultural victory. Per usual, there will be more wonders and scenarios. We'll learn more about this latest expansion next week at PAX East.